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Issue 41

October 12 – October 18, 2018

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20 DEAD: Tragedy in Schoharie INVESTIGATION CONTINUES by Thomas Dimopoulos Saratoga TODAY

and one driver, traveled in a southwestern direction on State Route 30 and failed to stop at the intersection with State Route 30A. The limo traveled across the intersection and into a parking lot where it struck a parked 2015 Toyota Highlander. That Highlander then struck and killed two pedestrians standing nearby.

Authorities are analyzing the airbag control module considered the vehicle’s black box - for post-crash data. In total, 20 adults were killed - 18 in the limousine, including the driver, as well as two pedestrians. It is the deadliest crash in the U.S. in nine years. See Story pg. 11

Impressions of Saratoga Celebrates 40 Years with Sister Store’s Grand Opening

Gun Ban in SSCSD

One person has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and an ongoing “criminal and crash investigation” remains active, authorities say, in the aftermath of a fatal limousine crash in the

town of Schoharie which resulted in the deaths of 20 people. The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the intersection of State Route 30 and State Route 30-A. According to state police, an investigation at the scene revealed that a 2001 Ford Excursion limousine, carrying 17 passengers

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Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Snippets of Life from Your Community

INTERVIEW & PHOTO BY: Marissa Gonzalez

Who: Elli Henle Where: Saratoga Juice Bar Q. How long have you been working here? A. Well I just started a month ago so I’m kind of new but Saratoga is my hometown. Q. So you were born and raised here? A. Pretty much. I’ve moved around a lot; I’ve been to Colorado, San Diego, Florida, so I’m kind of a traveler in that way but I always return to my roots. So when I came back here and found this place, I was like ‘this is exactly for me’ because I’m all about the health food, the fruits and veggies. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 8, so it’s really nice to come in and have a smoothie in the morning and then be able to sell it to other people and just to be in Saratoga, it’s so beautiful.

Q. So what brought you back this time? A. My family. I really missed my family and San Diego was wonderful and the weather’s great but it was just too far away. It’s kind of one of those things where they say you have to leave home to appreciate everything about your home. So that’s what happened to me and I’m just kind of loving it. Q. If you could meet anyone who would it be? A. Right now I am kind of being a corny little teenager; I would love to meet my favorite band Twenty One Pilots. Q. If you could have someone play you in a movie, who would it be? A. I have a lot of respect for Sandra Bullock.


Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Saratoga Hospital Announces New OB/GYN Practice by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Oct. 8 Saratoga Hospital announced that the providers at Myrtle Street Obstetrics and Gynecology have joined Saratoga Hospital Medical Group. The practice has also been renamed to reflect the new relationship with Saratoga Hospital. The practice is now Saratoga OB/ GYN at Myrtle Street, an affiliate of Saratoga Hospital. The two

practice locations have not changed; the current staff will be retained. Saratoga OB/GYN at Myrtle Street is the first OB/ GYN providers to join Saratoga Hospital Medical Group. “We are delighted to welcome our colleagues to the hospital’s multi-specialty group,” said David M. Mastrianni, MD, senior vice president of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group. “This practice has been providing outstanding women’s health services to the greater Saratoga community for more

Amy Knoeller, MD. Photo provided

than 40 years. Now, as part of our multi-specialty group, we can provide a higher level of coordinated care for all of our patients, improved access to care, and realize an enhanced sharing of best practices, administrative resources, and operational efficiencies,” he added. Saratoga Hospital anticipates adding providers to the practice, as well as establishing a greater degree of collaboration with the Saratoga Hospital Medical Group Midwifery and Women’s Health Services practice located

David Mastrianni, MD, Senior Vice President of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group. Photo provided.

in Wilton. Saratoga OB/GYN at Myrtle Street is the latest addition to Saratoga Hospital’s growing commitment to women’s health across a broad range of programs and services in the greater Saratoga community. This commitment includes the medical group’s Midwifery practice and the Women’s Primary Care practice, the Saratoga Center for Breast Care and Women’s Imaging services on the Wilton campus, as well as a wide range of community education programs and support groups. “This is an exciting new chapter in how we work together with Saratoga Hospital, creating

new opportunities for our patients and practitioners,” said Amy Knoeller, MD. Knoeller is Doctor at Saratoga OB/GYN at Myrtle Street. “Combining our strengths creates a new depth of services and expertise to deliver better continuity of personalized, compassionate women’s healthcare,” she added. Saratoga OB/GYN at Myrtle Street remains at 59 Myrtle Street in Saratoga Springs, with an office also located at 2105 Ellsworth Boulevard in Malta. For more information, visit or


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Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

ATC Community Fund Saratoga Recycles Day Announces 2018 Autumn of Giving Match SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund announced that it will launch its sixth Autumn of Giving Match Campaign. This campaign brings together the ATC Community Fund, the Adirondack Trust Company, and communityminded individuals and businesses to raise donations to benefit the Fund’s annual, local, charitable Lend-A-Hand Grant Program. The Match Campaign’s goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 in donations from the community, similar to the results of last year’s match campaign.

Contributions are derived from donations, fund raising initiatives sponsored by generous local business campaign partners, and sponsorship/ticket sales for the signature event, An Evening of Autumn Giving, which will be held at Longfellow’s on Oct. 17. The Adirondack Trust Company will match all money raised during the month of October. Online Donations can be made by visiting Donations can be mailed to: ATC Community Fund, Attn: Kimberly Gallo, 31 Church St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sustainable Saratoga’s second Saratoga Recycles Day will take place on Oct. 20 and will begin at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center parking lot on the west side of Route 50. At Sustainable Saratoga’s first Saratoga Recycles Day in 2017, more than 500 cars dropped off 11,000 pounds of textiles, at least 80 bikes, and tons of scrap

metal, diverting these items from the landfill. Those that would like to drop off items for recycling will have to pay a $5 entry fee. Items that cab be recycled include, electronics and appliances, bicycles and metal objects, televisions and monitors and clothing and household textiles. For more information email

Saratoga Springs Lions Promoting Healthier Saratoga County SARATOGA SPRINGS — In collaboration with Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Regional YMCA and Fleet Feet, the Saratoga Springs Lions is hosting the Diabetes and Heart Health event that promotes a healthier Saratoga County. Admission is free. The event will take place on Oct. 20 at Spa Little Theater

at Saratoga Spa State Park. The speaking series will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Attendees will be able to get their health questions answered and learn from the professionals about heart health, diet and exercise. Visit online at www. to learn more.

The Wesley Community Names New Chief Information Officer SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Wesley Community announced that Jeff Cohn has been appointed Chief Information Officer at the senior living campus in Saratoga Springs. In his role, Cohn will be responsible for supporting and facilitating the needs and strategic growth of The Wesley Community’s technology and business functions. This will include the enhancement of Wesley’s information technology plan; maintenance and operation

of information security; operating various business applications; and developing technology solutions throughout the campus. Cohn has nearly 40 years of experience working in the information technology field and was one of the first Certified NetWare Engineers in New York State. He is the co-founder of SAGE Computer Associates, which was acquired by ADNET Technologies, LLC in 2015. Cohn served as the Principal for ADNET’s Albany location for the past three years.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

COURT Kenneth O. Pimentel-Martinez, 29, of Schenectady, pleaded Oct. 5 to attempted robbery in the second-degree, a felony, in Ballston. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 30. Joseph P. Landry IV, 32, of Greenwich, pleaded Oct. 5 to felony DWI in Saratoga. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 30. Joseph E. Claudio, 49, of Malta, was sentenced Oct. 4 to 2.5 to 5 years in state prison, after pleading to felony burglary. Robert T. Oborn, 49. of Ballston Spa, pleaded Oct. 4 to felony DWI in Malta. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 20. Robert B. Mosher, 42, of Wilton, was sentenced Oct. 1 to six years in state prison, after pleading to sexual abuse in the first-degree, a felony, in connection with incidents in Wilton that occurred Feb. 1, 2017 – April 29, 2017. Zachary B. Fanning, 28, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Oct. 1 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs. Stephen A. Allen, 31, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Oct. 1 to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first-degree, a felony, and DWAI – a misdemeanor. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 26. Stephen M. Allen, Jr., 31, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Oct. 1 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 28.

POLICE Ryan R. Mckenzie, age 41, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 5 with unreasonable speed; unsafe lane change; improper left turn; unlawfully driving on or across sidewalk; refuse pre-screen test; driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor. Joshua C. French, age 34, Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 5 with obstructing governmental administration second- misdemeanor. Garrett C. Feragola, age 26, Clifton Park, was charged Oct. 5 with driving while intoxicatedmisdemeanor; reckless driving- misdemeanor; obstructing governmental administration secondmisdemeanor; unlawful fleeing police officer in motor vehicle 3rd- misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation third degreemisdemeanor; unreasonable speed; operate motor vehicle by unlicensed driver; failed to stop at stop sign- 5 counts. Jonathan M. Licata, age 46, Lake Luzerne, was charged Oct. 5 with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor. Raymond E. Conniff, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 4 with criminal mischief in the third degree- felony; making a punishable false written statement- misdemeanor. Kristen M. Abrams, age 36, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 3 with driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor; unsafe lane change.

BLOTTER 5 Joseph J. Deschenes, age 47, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 3 with falsely reporting an incident in the second degree- felony. Cooper J. Barr, age 21, Cambridge, was charged Oct. 3 with aggravated unlicensed operation third degreemisdemeanor; fail to signal - turn, change lanes, parked. Brian S. McEnteggart, age 25, Mechanicville, was charged Oct. 2 with grand larceny 4th degree/exceeds $1,000 - felony. Carmine Villano, age 61, Schuylerville, was charged Oct. 2 with criminal possession stolen property fifth degreemisdemeanor; criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th- misdemeanor.

Jeffrey B. Hamblin, age 28, Glens Falls, was charged Oct. 2 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 2nd/three or more suspensions misdemeanor; failure to stop at red traffic signal light; operation of motor vehicle by unlicensed driver. Timothy Phelan, age 56, Saratoga Springs was charged Oct. 2 with menacing in the second degree - misdemeanor; aggravated family offensefelony; criminal possession of a weapon in the third degreefelony, in connection with an alleged domestic incident. Gregory B. Parker, age 32, Queensbury, was charged Oct. 2 with forcible touching - misdemeanor.

Amy N. Fogarty, age 37, Mechanicville, was charged Oct. 2 with petit larceny a misdemeanor. Joshua J. Shippey, 32, Greenfield Center, was charged Oct. 2 with aggravated unlicensed operation 2nd/three or more suspensions- misdemeanor; vehicle entering stop or yield intersection. Scott M. Dolan, age 45, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 2 with speeding posted zone; driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor. Charles T Camarro, age 49, Greenfield Center, was charged Sept. 29 with fail to signal turn, change lanes, parked; fail to signal - turn, change lanes, parked; driving while intoxicated- misdemeanor.


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Patrick Joseph Phillips WILTON — Patrick Joseph Phillips passed away October 8, 2018. Calling hours were Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, Burke Funeral Home, Saratoga Springs. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Funeral Homes St. Clement’s Church, Lake Ave. Burial will follow, 11 a.m., Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Online remembrances may be made at

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Leonard Bus Sales Helps Feed 4,000 Children a Year SARATOGA SPRINGS — In its pursuit to help end child hunger, Leonard Bus Sales announced that they would be making additional donations to The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, and six other food banks across New York. Leonard Bus Sales has also committed to donating one backpack per event attendee for each of the events it attends each year. The seven participating food banks will be provided a proportionate share of the meals donated based on the number of children they serve. In the fifty-seven counties in New York served by the program, approximately 22,000 children per week benefit from these programs. Leonard Bus Sales will be helping feed approximately 4,000 children per year. In addition to providing meals for children in need, the

Leonard Bus Sales Transportation Advisors, Sean Reilly, Dave Rindo, Bob Mastro, Christine Goossens are seen here during the New York State Council of School Superintendents Fall Leadership Summit inside the Saratoga Springs City Center. Photo provided.

company hopes to raise awareness at each event and raise additional money for local food banks across New York. To learn more about the

Food Bank of Northeastern New York, go to or to learn more about schoolbased hunger programs near you go to

Fundraiser for Adirondack Save-A-Stray SARATOGA SPRINGS — Adirondack Save-A-Stray will be hosting the Howlin’ at the Moon fundraiser on Oc.t 28 at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. The fundraiser is a new program and part of an outreach program for those who are in need of assistance

with the care of their pets. The program helps pets stay with their families and works on trying to avoid the heartbreaking circumstance of relinquishing a pet to a shelter just because of funds. For more information call 518-654-6220.

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County Seeking applicants for Live Your Dream Award SARATOGA SPRINGS – Soroptimist of Saratoga County, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, is seeking women who provide the primary source of financial support for their

families and are in need of financial assistance to go back to school. Applicants must be returned to Soroptimist International of Saratoga County by Nov. 15. Visit to find out more.



Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Controversy in B’Spa Continues: Financial Condition Audit Released by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

BALLSTON SPA — An audit covering the financial condition of the Village of Ballston Spa from June 2014 to May 2018 has been released. Financial condition audits are conducted based on the Office of New York State Comptroller’s (OSC) risk assessment process, which also included a request from a local official. They are used to determine whether the treasurer maintained adequate accounting records and that the Board effectively monitored the village’s financial condition. On Sept. 6 2018 it was announced that the Village Treasurer, Christopher Hickey, resigned. Final audit reports are public documents. The last audit was conducted in 2012 and covered June 2009 through May 2011.

Key findings in the report note that: 1) The Treasurer did not maintain accurate accounting records and failed to file required annual financial reports for the last four fiscal years. 2) The Board did not adequately monitor the village’s financial condition. 3) The general fund’s unrestricted fund balance decreased from $213,327 as of fiscal year-end 2014 to $30,487 as of fiscal yearend 2018. According to a spokesman for State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, upon receiving the audit, village officials have 90 days to respond and develop what is called a “corrective action plan.” This plan will outline how they will address the recommendations contained in the audit. Village of Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano responded in a letter to the OSC on Sept. 24 and said “The village will implement the recommendations contained

in the Financial Condition Report of Examination and will submit a Corrective Action Plan within 90 days.” It is noted that audits are advisory in nature and the OSC cannot force the village to implement corrective measures. “Many of the issues go handin-hand. Without accurately monitoring the village’s finances, the situation has continued to deteriorate. The rapid decrease in fund balance, the money used to offset revenue shortfalls, is notable because if this money were to dry up, the village will need to reduce its expenditures (cut services, layoffs) or increase taxes in order to balance its budget,” the spokesperson said. “The problem with this budget practice is that the village is using a non-recurring revenue source to pay for recurring expenses. At some point, the fund balance is going to run out,” he added. The OSC recommends that the village should 1) maintain adequate accounting records in a timely manner. 2) Monitor the village’s financial condition and ensure the Treasurer files timely

financial reports. 3) Develop a plan to address the general funds declining fun balance and the village’s overall financial condition. The village’s deputy treasurer, internal control officer, personnel officer, and compliance officer, Darryl Purinton resigned as well, from all of those titles except internal controls officer. “Our office is questioning the value of this position given the audit findings,” the spokesperson said.

“We’re not going to look back we’re just going to look forward...” -Mayor John Romano “We’re not going to look back we’re just going to look forward and do what we need to do to get things headed in the right direction,” Mayor John Romano said and adds that he plans on addressing village resident’s concerns.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018


Cantina Owners Named Outstanding Parents at Benefit for Missing & Exploited Children

Jeff and Heath Ames. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Oct. 11 Jeff and Heath Ames, owners, Cantina Restaurant were awarded with this year’s Outstanding Parents Award at the Dish It Out benefit for the Capital Region office of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The event took place at Prime at Saratoga National located at 458 Union Ave. in Saratoga Springs. The award recognizes parents who have exhibited a significant impact on the safety and well being of children in the Capital Region.

With Saratoga Hospital Foundation, the Ames founded the Cantina Kids Fun Run 11 years ago to promote healthy families and to raise funds for pediatric emergency services. Over the years, the Cantina Kids Fun Run has raised nearly $490,000, funds that have provided lifesaving training and equipment specific to pediatric needs for Saratoga Hospital’s Emergency Department. The presentation took place at the Dish It Out Celebrity Chef Challenge, the annual NCMEC fundraiser where guests

voted for the best dishes from 10 participating restaurants. This year’s included, Chianti II Ristorante, Lake Ridge, Mama Mia’s, Max London’s, Osteria Danny, Prime at Saratoga National, Sperry’s, Sushi Thai Garden and Yono’s. Auction items this year included one week in Anna Maria Island, FL, a master spa hot tub from Concord Pools, four Yankee tickets, a Nintendo Switch and an Oculus Go virtual reality headset. The Capital Region office of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was

opened in the summer of 2011 following three years of local fundraising and volunteer efforts. The office serves the children, families and professionals of the 11 counties of the Capital Region: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties. The NCMEC’s mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, including from online predators; help find missing children; and train law enforcement professionals who serve victims of abduction

and sexual exploitation and their families. For these counties, the office provides free abduction and sexual exploitation prevention education programs for parents, children, law enforcement and other professionals; Netsmartz Internet and Real World safety education programs for children (grades K - 12) and parents, (including state-of-the-art “train the trainer” program for educators); and expert training for law enforcement and professionals serving missing and sexually exploited children and their families.



Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Skidmore College Will Schwalbe Presents “One of Life’s Greatest Pleasures” to Host U.S. at SPAC’s 14th Annual Senate Candidates Debate on Oct. 21 Lecture Luncheon Oct. 18 SARATOGA SPRINGS — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and Republican challenger Chele Farley will debate in Saratoga Springs two-and-ahalf weeks in advance of the November midterm election. The debate will be staged 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the

Arthur Zankel Music Center, on the campus of Skidmore College. A limited number of tickets to the debate will be available to the general public. The tickets are free and limited to two per person. To order tickets, go to this link:

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Author, entrepreneur and journalist Will Schwalbe will present his talk “One of Life’s Greatest Pleasures” at Saratoga Performing Arts Center as the centerpiece of SPAC’s annual fall Lecture Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 18. “Will Schwalbe’s ‘The End of Life Book Club’ is one of the most moving and affecting books I have ever read. He is a deeply humane, humorous and inspiring speaker, as well. We are privileged to have him as part of this engaging afternoon,” said Elizabeth Sobol, SPAC’s president and CEO. Schwalbe has spent most of his life in publishing at William

Morrow, Hyperion as Editor-inChief. He then founded and ran a startup called, which is now part of Macmillan Publishers, where he has worked since 2014. Schwalbe currently lives in New York City with his husband, David Cheng. The SPAC Fall Lecture Luncheon is presented by the SPAC Action Council. The Action Council raises more than $250,000 annually for SPAC’s world-class classical music, dance and children’s programming. The fundraiser also includes a continental breakfast, gourmet luncheon and boutique shopping at the Hall of Springs. The

schedule of events: 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast; 10 a.m. Presentation, Spa Little Theatre; 11:30 a.m. Boutique Shopping, Hall of Springs; 1 p.m. Elegant Fall Luncheon, Hall of Springs. Cost to attend the fundraiser is $85 and includes admission to the breakfast, lecture, Hall of Springs luncheon and miniboutique shopping event. Nearly 20 local shops and boutiques will be onsite with an assortment of fine accessories, gifts, apparel, and specialty foods for sale. Tickets may be purchased at or by contacting Seth Buono at 518-584-9330, ext. 101 or

A Concert for Peace to Honor WWI Armistice

GLENVILLE — The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society Chorus will present a special concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. The event features 70 chorus singers, joined by the awardwinning Burnt Hills-Ballston

Lake High School Concert Choir, and the Oratorio Orchestra. Performances include “Missa In Tempore Belli” (“Mass in Time of War”) composed by Franz Joseph Haydn in 1796, as well as inspiring and patriotic works that honor veterans and promote peace, according to the organization. The event takes place at

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road (Route 50) in Glenville. General admission tickets are $25 and are available online at, by phone at 518-416-4060, or at the door the day of the performance. $15 tickets for students or children under 18 available at the door prior to the performance.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018


20 DEAD: Tragedy in Schoharie INVESTIGATION CONTINUES continued from front page... Victims were transported to Albany Medical Center where autopsies were conducted. The 2001 Ford Excursion was operated by Prestige Limousine, located on Route 9 in Saratoga County. On Oct. 10, Nauman Hussain, operator of Prestige Limo, was taken into custody and charged with criminally negligent homicide. “The sole responsibility for that motor vehicle being on the road on Saturday rests with Nauman Hussain,” New York State Police Superintendent George Beach said during a press conference, shortly after the 28-year-old Hussain was taken into custody. State police said the driver of the limo did not have the appropriate license to operate the vehicle. In New York, a limousine with 15 or more seats available, excluding the driver, falls under the definition of a bus and requires a Passenger endorsement ‘P’. The operator of the limo involved in this collision required the ‘P’ endorsement, which the driver did not possess, authorities explained. “The driver (Hussain) hired should not have been operating the type of vehicle involved in Saturday’s crash. Also, that vehicle was placed out of service by the Department of Transportation in September of this year and should not have been on the road,” Beach said. Nauman Hussain’s father, Shahed Hussain is believed to be the owner of the company and is reportedly in Pakistan. Asked whether the limo company owner will be returning, Beach said, “it’s not within my legal authority to ask him to come back from out of the country.” Attorney Lee Kindlon, of the Kindlon Law Firm in Albany, represents Prestige and told CNN that his client was innocent. The younger Hussain pleaded not guilty, posted a $150,000 bond and surrendered his US passport, according to his attorney.

Kindlon said Shahed Hussain “is ready and able to come back whenever they need him,” and added “his heart is broken, and his family’s heart is broken. ... Anything that he can do to make this right, he’ll do, and he’s so very sorry for everything that’s happened.” A little over a decade ago, Shahed Hussain was said to have become an informant for the FBI – that he posed as an arms dealer and asked two Albanybased mosque leaders to launder

money from the phony sale of a shoulder-fired missile to be used to assassinate a Pakistani diplomat in New York City. He was also said to be working on a case that involved four downstate men later accused of plotting to bomb synagogues in New York City and planning to shoot down military airplanes in Newburgh using Stinger surface-to-air missiles. In 2009, this reporter conducted a sit-down interview, published in The Post-Star, with

the elder Hussain at his hotel on Route 9, then called the Hideaway Motel - which today is called The Crest Inn Suites and Cottages, and is the home location of the Prestige Limousine company. Attorney Terence L. Kindlon, also of the Kindlon Law Firm in Albany, had dealings with the accused in both terrorism-plot cases involving Hussain, and at that time called Hussain an unreliable snitch who exploited the vulnerabilities of unsavory characters to give the FBI what

it wanted. Hussain ran into legal problems after being caught illegally helping immigrants get driver’s licenses. Subject to prosecution and deportation, desperation drove Hussain to do whatever was necessary to ease his troubles, Terrence Kindlon said at the time, adding that the FBI “utilized the considerable dark talents” of Hussain to “beguile” the so-called Newburgh four into a “far-fetched plot” made up by the FBI. continues to page 12...


City Meetings at the Saratoga Springs City Center MONDAY, OCT. 15 City Council Pre-agenda Meeting | 9:30 a.m. Planning Board Workshop | 5 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting | 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 City Council Full Meeting | 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 Design Review Commission Meeting | 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 Planning Board Full Meeting | 6 p.m.


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20 DEAD: Tragedy in Schoharie INVESTIGATION CONTINUES continues from page 11... VICTIMS OF THE FATAL LIMOUSINE CRASH ON OCT. 6 Limousine Passengers: Axel J. Steenburg, 29, Amsterdam; Richard M. Steenburg, 34, Johnstown; Amy L. Steenburg, 29, Amsterdam; Allison King, 31, Ballston Spa; Mary E. Dyson, 33, Watertown; Robert J. Dyson, 34, Watertown; Abigail M. Jackson, 34, Amsterdam; Matthew W. Coons, 27, Johnstown; Savannah D. Bursese, 24, Johnstown; Patrick K. Cushing, 31, Troy; Amanda D. Halse, 26, Troy; Erin R. McGowan, 34, Amsterdam; Shane T. McGowan, 30, Amsterdam; Amanda Rivenburg, 29, Colonie; Adam G. Jackson, 34, Amsterdam; Rachael K. Cavosie, 30, Waterford; Michael C. Ukaj, 34, Johnstown. Limousine Driver: Scott T. Lisinicchia, 53, Lake George. Pedestrians: Brian Hough, 46, Moravia; James Schnurr, 70, Kerhonkson. AGENCIES Along with Troop G uniform and BCI members, the Troop G Collision Reconstruction Unit and Forensic Investigation Unit and the Schoharie County Sheriff ’s Office and Emergency Medical Services the following agencies responded to the scene: Schoharie Fire Department, Central Bridge Fire Department, Esperance Fire Department, Schoharie County Fire Coordinators, Schoharie County Haz-Mat Team, Scho-Wright Ambulance, Central Bridge Ambulance, Esperance Ambulance, Middleburgh Ambulance, Duanesburgh Ambulance, Richmondville Ambulance, AMR Ambulance, Schoharie County Medic, Lifenet, American Red Cross, DEC Spill Response Unit, Schoharie County Sheriff ’s Department, New York State Police, New York State Department of Transportation. Mutual Aid: Burtonsville Fire Department for stand-in at Esperance Fire Station, Delanson Fire Department for stand in at Esperance Fire Station. The National Transportation Safety Board also launched a team to Schoharie to also investigate the crash.

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Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Impressions of Saratoga Celebrates 40 Years with Sister Store’s Grand Opening by Marissa Gonzalez Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Impressions of Saratoga is celebrating 40 years in business on Oct. 13. with raffles, giveaways and specials all day. The anniversary celebration will begin at noon and end at 5 p.m. Known as “the everything Saratoga store,” Impressions of Saratoga has been in business since 1978. Now patrons can find a variety of Saratoga and equine themed gifts but it didn’t start out that way. Owners Dave and Marianne Barker had originally owned a t-shirt printing business in Cobleskill. “Mare (Marianne) wanted to move to Saratoga because she was a big fan of horses and wanted to be in this area. So Dave came here for a sales call and they ended up renting a space,” Maddy Zanetti said. Zanetti owns Impressions and The Dark Horse Mercantile with Marianne and Dave Barker. The store was first located at 388 Broadway where New Char Koon, a Thai and Chinese restaurant, is currently. However, Impressions of Saratoga has been at its current location, 368 Broadway, since 1986. “It was a screen printing t-shirt shop and then as you have a t-shirt shop, you start introducing things like mugs, then a few gift items and then it’s just grown. Now, we don’t even print our own t-shirts… We are strictly a retail gift store,” she added. The Dark Horse Mercantile opened in June but is celebrating a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Oct. 12 in conjunction with the 40th anniversary celebration. Located at 445 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, the store features a full range of high quality gifts, sportswear, memorabilia and items for the home branded with the Dark Horse logo. The phrase “The Dark Horse” was coined in 1831 by Benjamin Disraeli in his book called “The Young Duke” and is often used in politics, sports

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Impressions of Saratoga. Photo provided.

Maddy Zannetti and Marianne Barker with Upset, the mini dark horse. Photo provided.

and life. The phrase especially rings true to the history of Saratoga as it is known as the “the Graveyard of Champions.” Saratoga is the site where the legendary racehorse Man o’ War was defeated by an underdog named Upset in 1919.

The Grand opening will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an appearance by Upset the mini Dark Horse. A wine tasting with Old Tavern Farm Winery will begin at 5 p.m. along with raffles and giveaways as well.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

The Adirondack Trust Company Earns Exceptional Performance Status for More Than 10 Years SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company had announced that it has once again secured a five-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm. Earning a five-star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.

Earning and maintaining this top rating for 49 consecutive quarters, puts the Adirondack Trust Company in an even higher bracket as an “Exceptional Performance Bank.” This title is achieved after successfully earning the top 5-Star rating for 40 consecutive quarters (ten years or longer).

Gemset Relocates


New Coffee Shop Celebrates Oktoberfest SARATOGA SPRINGS — KaffeeHouse, which opened in March of this year, is celebrating Oktoberfest beginning Oct. 15 through Oct. 28. The family owned coffee shop is located at 120 West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Proprietors Marcus, Matthias and Sabine Solga infused the space with their German ancestry, coffee and high-quality food. KaffeeHouse will celebrate Oktoberfest with a wide variety of German and European specialties. The KaffeeHouse menu also

Apple Streusel. Photo provided.

features lunch items like homemade German meatballs and a Munich hotdog on a Bavarian Pita.

Sarah J. Green Joins Carter Conboy

Gemset Owner Stan Lynn. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Gemset of Saratoga Springs has moved to a new downtown location at 72 Henry St. and is focusing on jewelry, watch repair and battery replacement. Gemset buys and sells antique

and vintage pre-owned jewelry, estate jewelry and creates custom jewelry. Gemset has a collection of more than 70,000 colored gemstones of every type and description. For more information please call 518-583-9688.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Carter Conboy is pleased to announce that Sarah J. Green has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Green practices in the areas of creditors’ rights law, bankruptcy, collections, banking and financial services law, real estate, and residential and commercial real property transactions. Green represents banks, credit unions, loan servicers, and other creditors in the collection of debt, recovery of loan collateral and resolution of title issues throughout the State of New York. Further, she represents individuals and families in family and matrimonial law matters, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support, and maintenance and alimony. Before joining Carter Conboy, Sarah was a solo

Sarah J. Green. Photo provided.

practitioner for nearly ten years in Saratoga Springs, where she provided litigation and transactional services to her clients, as well as per-diem services to local counsel.



Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Gun Ban at Saratoga Springs CSD by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — After weeks of debate, the Saratoga Springs City School District board of education voted 5 to 4 on Tuesday, October 9, to end the practice of school hallway monitors carrying firearms. In a public forum in the beginning of the meeting, several

community members, parents and students alike, came out in favor of voting no, while another community member and teacher urged the board to vote yes to keep the guns. The people who spoke out against the guns reasoned that the school has not done enough research on the matter, commenting that there was “no task force, no committee, no public forums, no question-and-answer periods.”

Michelle King, a member of Saratoga Conservative Chicks, was in favor of a yes vote, explaining that the hallway monitors are there to protect their children and “they can’t do it without the tools.” Superintendent Michael Patton reminded those in attendance that the district’s main concern is the safety of the students and staff.

Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries ECHS Students Participate in National Manufacturing Month

Photo provided.

BALLSTON SPA — The students from the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School (Clean Tech ECHS) in Malta recently participated in a series of regional manufacturing tours and activities with industry partners as part of National Manufacturing Month. Throughout the first week of October, juniors participated in tours across the region, including RASP Inc., located in Gansevoort, to learn about industrial controls manufacturing; Greno Industries in Schenectady to learn about the manufacturing process of machined parts including CNC precision machining; and P1 Package One Industries in Schenectady to learn about advanced manufacturing, design and engineering. The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and the Clean Tech ECHS partnered on a manufacturing industry challenge

that was presented to 11th and 12th grade students on October 3. CEG kicked off the event with a presentation about recycling and refining waste material in manufacturing and challenged students to identify solutions. Following the presentation, students investigated and developed solutions for reusing food and glass materials. Some students will continue to develop solutions as part of their Capstone Projects and will present them at the Grade Student Project Exhibition to parents, business partners and civic leaders later this semester. The Clean Tech ECHS was developed in 2011 by the Ballston Spa Central School District in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The program continues to leverage its relationship with over 45 leaders

in business and industry, the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the State University of New York (SUNY) and HVCC to provide authentic learning experiences for students. The program has grown regionally from originally serving 25 students in two school districts, to now serving over 260 students from across 19 school districts in ten counties. Students in the program earn up to 30 college credits from HVCC in this ECHS model. Students have the option to explore one of four career pathways including Clean Energy, Computer Science & Information Systems, Mechatronics, and Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation. For more information about the Clean Tech ECHS, visit the website at cleanTech.cfm or please contact ECHS Coordinator Adrienne Snow at or 518-321-7274.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018


Home Made Theater Children and Teen Acting Classes SARATOGA SPRINGS — Home Made Theater has fall acting classes for children and teens ages 7-16 during October. Class will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park and is taught by Kate Starczewski. Discovering Theater for students ages 7-8: Students will be encouraged to think on their feet while developing characters from their own imaginations, forming a foundation for future work with scripted material.

Discovering Theater meets from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and costs $70. Elements of Acting for students ages 9-11: Students will begin the process of developing an acting "technique” in order to begin building characters. Acting for Teens meets from 10:45 a.m. 12 p.m., and costs $75. Acting for Teens for students ages 12-16: Exploring various methods of acting, students will begin to make choices about what works best for them in the development of an acting technique and approach to

character development. Acting for Teens meets from 12:15-1:45 p.m., and costs $80. Registrations are accepted over the phone, online at HMT’s web site, www.homemadetheater. org, or by mail. Class size is limited to 12 students, and reservations are accepted in the order they are received. Visit to obtain the Fall 2018 class flyer and registration form. Call 518587-4427 for further information or to receive a flyer by mail.

SEDC Partners with Educators and Employers to Highlight Local Job Options to Students SARATOGA SPRINGS — As students head back to school, the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), in partnership with The WashingtonSaratoga-Warren-HamiltonEssex (WSWHE) BOCES and The Workforce Investment Board, are collaborating with employers and school districts to inspire students with ways their learning is applied in real careers. Career Jam, to be held at The Dome in

Queensbury on October 18, will promote area job opportunities to raise awareness among 8th and 9th grade students, their families. The event highlights the skills needed for employment across the 16 Career Clusters in our area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Business, Management and Administration; Education and

Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Sciences; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. For more information or to sign up your school or business, please visit


Horse Explorers Program SARATOGA SPRINGS — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is presenting a children’s educational program series called “Horse Explorers.” Recommended for ages 3-6, “Horse Explorers” is a hands-on series intended to creatively educate children about horses by developing age-appropriate skills in disciplines including art, literacy, science and math. The program will be staffed by the

Museum’s professional educators. “Horse Explorers” will take place each Thursday morning through 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Museum’s Horseplay Gallery. Children are free to attend with a paid accompanying adult. For more information please contact Karen Wheaton at 518584-0400, ext. 118. Also visit for additional program updates.

$1.3 Million FEMA Award Will Help Protect Firefighters’ Hearts SARATOGA SPRINGS — Firefighters bravely run into fires when everyone else is running out. Yet the biggest danger they face isn’t fire or smoke — it’s suffering from a sudden cardiac event while on duty. Denise L. Smith, director of the First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory at Skidmore College, has been researching firefighter heart health for more than 20 years along with colleagues. Now a $1.3 million FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) will enable Smith and

her team to put their findings into practice and help save firefighters’ lives. The grant will fund a twoyear project in which Smith’s team will work with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, leading cardiologists, fire chiefs and other experts to implement a pilot program to screen more than 2,000 firefighters for cardiac risks, then develop and distribute evidence-based enhanced screening guidelines and training/education materials to fire departments nationwide.

18 Adirondack Christian Fellowship   8 Mountain Ledge, Wilton | 581-587-0623 | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Adirondack Friends Meeting 27 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls 518-793-3755 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Faith Chapel 6 Burgoyne Street, Schuylerville | 518-695-6069 Rev. Jason Proctor | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God Saratoga 118 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6081 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Bacon Hill Reformed Church* 560 Route 32N, Bacon Hill | 518-695-3074 Rev. Janet Vincent | Services: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church 58 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa 518-885-7312 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Ballston Spa United Methodist Church 101 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-6886 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Baha’i Community of Saratoga Springs Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room 518-692-7694 | 518-885-0876 | 1-800-22UNITE | Public Meetings: 1st Tuesdays 7 p.m. Barkersville Christian Church 7200 Barkersville Road, Middle Grove 518-882-6437 | barkersvillechristianchurch. com Pastor Pat Atwell | Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Bethesda Episcopal Church* 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-5980 | The Very Rev’d Marshall J. Vang Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Burnt Hills United Methodist Church* 816 Route 50, Burnt Hills 518-399-5144 | | Pastor Holly Nye Services: Sunday 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Calvary Capital District 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs | Pastor Andrew Holt | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Church of Christ at Clifton Park 7 Old Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6611 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church 768 Charlton Road, Charlton | 518-399-4831 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Community Reformed Church 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park | 518-371-7654 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church* 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-1031 | Services: Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Christian Restoration Ministries Saratoga Senior Center: 5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs | 518-796-4323 Pastor Pat Roach | Services: Sunday 6:30 p.m. Christian Science Church 107 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-0221 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Community Alliance Church 257 Rowland Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-6524 | Services: 10:30 a.m. Congregation Shaara Tfille* 84 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-2370 | Services: Monday 7:30 a.m., Thursday 7:30 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m., 3rd Friday Shabbat 7:30 p.m. Corinth Free Methodist Church   20 Hamilton Avenue, Corinth | 518-654-9255, 518-792-0271 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Corinth United Methodist Church 243 Main Street, Corinth | 518-654-2521 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m.

RELIGION Cornerstone Community Church 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, #8, Ballston Spa 518-664-5204 | Pastor Frank Galerie Services: Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Community 2001 Route 9, Round Lake 518-877-8506 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. Eastern Orthodox — Christ the Savior 349 Eastline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-212-7845 | Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6301 | Services: Sunday Noon First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa 202 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-8361 | Services: 10:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and August) Sunday School: 9 a.m. (all ages) First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa 22 West High Street, Ballston Spa 518-885-5583 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Full Gospel Tabernacle 207 Redmond Road, Gansevoort 518-793-2739 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Galway United Methodist Church 2056 East Street, Galway | 518-882-6520 Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. in July and Aug.) Grace Fellowship Saratoga* 165 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-691-0301 | Pastor: Mike Adams | Services: Sundays 9 and 11 a.m. Greater Grace Community Church 100 Saratoga Village, Building 17, Ballston Spa 518-899-7777 | Pastor David Moore | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Greenfield Center Baptist Church 30 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center | 518-893-7429 Services: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. (all ages) Highway Tabernacle Church 235 Hudson Avenue, Mechanicville | 518-664-4442 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Hope Church 206 Greenfield Avenue, Ballston Spa | 518-885-7442 Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 9 a.m. Jonesville United Methodist 963 Main Street, Clifton Park | 518-877-7332 Services: Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Living Springs Free Methodist Church 59 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1003 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Church of God 4330 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs | 518-587-0484 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Presbyterian Church 118 Dunning Street, Malta 518-899-5992 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Malta Ridge United Methodist Church 729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta 518-581-0210 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Middle Grove United Methodist Church* 429 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove 518-581-2973 | Pastor Jason Proctor Services: Sunday 9 a.m. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 100 Cresent Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-9441 | Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier Services: 10 a.m. Perry Road Baptist Church* 150 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs | 518-587-0711 Pastor Thomas Van McClain | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. New Life Fellowship* 51 Old Gick Road, ­­Saratoga Springs 518-580-1810 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Northway Church 770 Pierce Road, Clifton Park 518-899-1200 | Services: 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Old Saratoga Reformed Church* 48 Pearl Street, Schuylerville Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Old Stone Church (American Baptist) 159 Stone Church Road, Ballston Spa 518-583-1002 | Services: 10:30 a.m. Olde Liberty Baptist 600 Route 67, Malta | Services: Sunday 10, 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church* 73 Midline Road, Ballston Lake | 518-399-5713 Services: Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. Porter Corners United Methodist Church* 512 Allen Road, Porter Corners Service: Sunday 8:45 a.m. Followed by Fellowship Arlene Schmidt, CLM Presbyterian-NE Congregational Church* 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6091 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Quaker Springs United Methodist Church* 466 Route 32, Schylerville 518-695-3101 | Pastor Ben Lalka | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. River of Hope Fellowship 100 Saratoga Village Boulevard, Malta Commons, Ste. 3 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-2375 Services: Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church* 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-6122 | Services: Weekdays: 8 a.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday: 8, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Spanish Mass: 1 p.m. St. George’s Episcopal Church 912 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-6351 | Services: Saturday 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 , 9, and 11:30 a.m. St. Isaac Jogues RC Chapel 716 Route 9P, Saratoga Lake | 518-813-5090 Father Patrick Rice | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. (Open Memorial Day to winter) St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church* 3159 Route 9N, Greenfield Center 518-893-7680 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church* 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa 518-885-7411 | Services: Saturday 4 p.m. Sunday 8:30, 10:30 a.m., Noon St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church* 771 Route 29, Rock City Falls 518-885-4677 | Services: Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 149 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-0904 | Services: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 and 11 a.m. St. Peter Lutheran Church 2776 Route 9, Malta 518-583-4153 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 1 Grove Street, Schuylerville 518-695-3918 | Rev. Donna J. Arnold Services: Sunday 8 and 9 a.m. St. Therese Chapel (RC) 1 Wilton-Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort 518-792-2276 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m.

St. Thomas of Canterbury 242 Grooms Road, Halfmoon 518-348-0842 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Abundant Life Church 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs | 518-885-5456 | Services: Sunday 8:20, 10:30 a.m. Saratoga Chabad 130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs 518-526-0773 | Saratoga Friends Meeting (Quaker) 571 Route 32, Quaker Springs | 518-587-7477 518-399-5013 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga United Methodist Church* 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-3720 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Saratoga Seventh-Day Adventist Church 399 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-587-6951 | Services: Worship: 11 a.m.; Sabbath School 10 a.m. Schuylerville United Methodist Church 51 Church Street, Schuylerville | 518-695-3101 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Shenendehowa United Methodist 971 Route 146, Clifton Park 518-371-7964 | Services: Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. Simpson United Methodist Church 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls 518-885-4794 | Services: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Soul Saving Station for Every Nation Christ Crusaders of America 62 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs 518-584-3122 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Starpoint Church 410 21st Century Park Drive, Clifton Park 518-371-2811 | Services: 9, 10:30 a.m. and Noon Stillwater Christian Fellowship Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke 518-288-8802 | Services: 10 a.m. Stillwater United Church (Presbyterian U.S.A.) 747 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater 518-664-7984 | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai* 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 518-584-8730 | Shabbat Services: Friday 6 or 8 p.m. (rotating schedule); Saturday 10:30 a.m. Terra Nova Church* 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs 518-833-0504 | Services: Sunday 9 a.m. The Salvation Army/ Worship, Service & Community Center 27 Woodlawn Avenue, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1640 | Services: Praise & Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort 518-584-9107 | Rev. Keith Mann | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs* 624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518-584-1555 | Services: Sunday 10 a.m. Unity Church in Albany 21 King Avenue, Albany | 518-453-3603 Services: Sunday 9, 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 11 a.m. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church 1331 Sacandaga Road, West Charlton 518-882-9874 | Rev. Thomas Gregg | Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Wilton Baptist Church 755 Saratoga Road, Wilton 518-583-2736 | Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

TOWN OF BALLSTON 36 Cypress St., $364,837. Heritage Builders Group LLC sold property to Kevin Bobbitt. 86 Connolly Rd., $295,000. Robert and Tamara Windheim sold property to Daniel and Ellen Predmore.

CHARLTON 2046 Maple Ave., $1,500,000. John Simoni sold property to Scott and Colleen Stevens. 8 Crooked St., $180,000. Ronald and Sandra Muscanell sold property to Jason and Kira Muscanell.

CORINTH 11 Fifth St., $135,000. Michael and Susan Palma sold property to Relyea Property Development LLC. 20 Spotswood Dr., $20,000. Heath Road Plus LLC sold property to Driftwood Contracting Inc. 7 Fifth St., $65,000. Michael and Susan Palma sold property to Bailey Kanar. 4 Solar Dr., $74,160. Warren Cummins sold property to Alicia Letendre and John Hunt, Jr. 2 Birch Court, $235,000. John DeCristofaro (as Trustee) sold property to John Marceda. 200 Walnut St., $95,400. Joan and Anthony Rocco, Sr., sold property to Patricia James. 27 Walnut St., $95,000. Louis McArthur and Doris McArthur Lohfink (as Trustee) sold property to 27 Walnut Street LLC. 0 and 512 County Rte 24, $93,900. Holly Esford sold property to Kerry Sumner, Ralph Fisher and Freeman Fisher. 25 West Mechanic St., $167,500. Daniel and Brindel Byron sold property to Raymond and Julie Tremblay and Dennis Keenan. 765 Main St., $133,560. Gertrude Bilodeau and Priscilla Eggleston sold property to Steven and Amanda Simons.


20 Old River Rd., $220,000. Christopher Schuh sold property to John O’Connor.

GALWAY 1278 Hermance Rd., $40,000. Peter and Kathryn Delos sold property to Lawrence and Kathleen Boni.

GREENFIELD 12 Old State Rd., $65,000. Ronald Morehouse sold property to Yustinia and Andrew Shannon.

MALTA 22 Weston Way, $300,948. Barbera Homes Malta Springs LLC sold property toRoy and Jennifer Bixby. 707 East Line Rd., $600,000. Michael and Brenda Tholin sold property to Kelda and Timothy Moriarty, Jr. and Norman Nelson. 36 Arrowwood Place, $170,000. Evan Tublitz sold property to Alexander Nicol. 10 Marions Way, $223,900. Held Properties LLC sold property to Michaels Group Homes LLC. 34 Cedarwood Dr., $251,500. Brendan McClune sold property to Connor Doud and Jennifer Czelusniak.

MILTON 26 Rip Van Lane, $232,500. John and Mary Osuch sold property to Patricia and Frank Otte, Jr.

Hyde Blvd., $65,000. Joyce Croteau and John Eldridge sold property to Elizabeth Kormos. 820 Greenwood Dr., $293,000. William and Carrie Nice sold property to Robert and Amber Carpenter. 720 Adams Circle, $303,850. David and Christine Moriarity sold property to Kyle Nolan and Brittany Low. 382 Lexington St., $305,000. Steven and Allyson Ulrich sold property to Jason and Lauren Kritz. 444 Englehart Rd., $390,500. Velma Landry (as Trustee) sold property to Howard and Paula White.

TOWN OF SARATOGA 232 Broad St., $125,000. Gary Galush (Ind and as Trustee) sold property to Jot LLC.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 145 Elm St., $215,000. Cory Pistilli sold property to Elizabeth Dramour. 26 Van Rensselaer St., $185,000. Kathleen McDonough (by Exec) sold property to Seth Powell and Susan Davidson. 16 Seward St., $310,000. Christopher Schmidt and Anna Bartlett sold property to Washco Enterprises LLC. 15 Oak Ridge Blvd., $1,190,000. Lance and Sharon Johnson sold property to American International Relocation Solutions LLC.

15 Oak Ridge Blvd., $1,190,000. American International Relocation Solutions LLC sold property to Daniel Collins. 6 Gatewood Dr., $335,000. Alan Tulin (as Trustee) sold property to PHJ LLC.

STILLWATER 172 County Route 76, $270,833. John Shook, Jr. sold property to Scott Wagner and Randi Cunningham.

19 WILTON 6 Peach Tree Lane, $338,000. Nicholas and Jennifer Isele sold property to John and Rae Gonyea. 6 Dandelion Dr., $330,000. Brian and Denise Czerpak sold property to Sandeep Kalkat. 3 Rolling Green Dr., Lot 2, $50,000. Abby DelGiacco sold property to Timothy Ferris.

941 Hudson Ave., $220,000. Michael and Kylie King sold property to William Hayner and Antonietta Bannon.

717 Route 9, $341,000. Milton Burke, Sr. sold property to Kassondra and Courtney Roach.

40 Castle Dr., $230,000. Gary and Katherine Shanks sold property to Daniel and Suzylynn Culliton.

128 Cobble Hill Dr., $130,000. Scott and Kerry Smith sold property to Edward and Kathleen Harkins.




Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Quarterly Economic Update

by Stephen Kyne Partner, Sterling Manor Financial

for Saratoga TODAY WE’RE NOW THROUGH THREE QUARTERS OF THE YEAR and, contrary to what you may be hearing on the television, the economy is booming and showing no signs of slowing dramatically any time soon. As was the case in the second quarter, many economists are expecting GDP to have grown at more than 4 percent annualized in the third quarter. GDP is the measure of all of the goods and services produced in an economy, and the pace of growth has quickened this year. While we don’t think 4 percent is sustainable in the long-term, we do expect continued growth in the 3-3.5 percent range for the next 18-24 months.

Corporate profits are up 25 percent year-over-year, which are driving stock prices higher. Those manufacturing jobs, that were supposed to be gone forever, are coming back. Unemployment is at rock bottom, and unemployment rates among minority groups are the lowest they’ve ever been. At the same time, median household incomes are starting to rise. Lower tax rates, coupled with massive deregulation, are making the business environment as conducive to growth as they’ve been in a generation. It’s generally accepted that a recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth. While recessions are a natural part of the economic cycle, at this point, we think, it would take something cataclysmic to send the economy from its current pace of growth into a negative growth situation. We don’t see anything on the horizon which we believe indicates a recession is imminent. The far more likely scenario is that the Fed will eventually raise rates too high, which will slow growth until it eventually goes negative. While the Fed is currently raising rates, it should be noted that interest rates are still historically low, and are far from what would be considered a threat to continued growth. The Fed is raising rates for two reasons. First, interest rates are

one of the primary levers the Fed has to help buoy the economy during a recession. With interest rates so low for so long, the Fed was missing the most important tool in its toolbelt because, if a recession were to occur with rates near zero, it would have no way to lower rates further. So, reloading for the next economic slump gives the Fed the ability to take appropriate action when the time comes. The second reason to increase rates (and currently the lesser of the two) is to rein in a runaway economy. When an economy is growing “too fast”, the Fed can raise rates, which increases borrowing costs, as a way to throttle growth. Fear mongering seems to be in high gear this year, as it is in every election year. It’s important that you tune out the noise, and try to keep politics out of your investments. Regardless of how the elections go, your goals remain the focus of your financial plan. In order to win elections, politicians must mobilize voters, and nothing does that quite like fear. The far left wants you to

believe that Trump is destroying America, while the far right tells you he’s the only one who can save it. Some want you to believe that everyone to the right of Bernie Sanders is a fascist, while others tell you everyone left of Ted Cruz is a socialist. Every election I can remember has been billed as “the most important election of our time.” Markets generally don’t care. Yes, Wall Street has its preference, but what businesses care more about is certainty, and the ability to plan for the future with some understanding of what the business landscape will look like. If the landscape changes, companies will still function, they just may not be as profitable. For all the fear about this election, the most likely outcome, based on polling available today, is gridlock and a continuation of the policies and laws in place today. That is not a bad thing, from a purely economic standpoint. Gridlock is easy to plan around. Democrats seem poised to take the House and may end up holding a slim majority in the Senate but, even with both houses,

they will not pass any wish-list legislation without a veto-proof majority, which they simply will not have. Net result: Nothing. For the remainder of the year, we see a bumpy road, but ultimately positive results. Stock indices hit all-time highs in the third quarter, and we think the conditions for growth will remain good as we enter 2019. Continue to stay focused on your long-term financial goals, and work with your independent financial advisor to make changes to your strategy as conditions change, but be wary of making any changes rooted in fear. Securities offered through Cadaret, Grant and Co., Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Sterling Manor Financial, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor or Cadaret Grant and Co., Inc. Sterling Manor Financial and Cadaret, Grant are separate entities. This article contains opinion and forward-looking statements which are subject to change. Consult your investment advisor regarding your own investment needs.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018




healthy dating habits FOR YOUR TEEN

by Meghan Fritz, LCSW-R

for Saratoga TODAY IT’S NOT UNCOMMON when your teenager starts the junior high years for them to begin to talk about dating. How parents navigate this rite of passage into young adulthood sets the stage for helping your teen develop a solid self-worth and healthy dating habits. One of the most important things to avoid is shame. For example, “You are way too young to date, not happening, forget about it.” While your teen may be too young to date, a response like this shuts down a healthy dialogue and does nothing to develop a level of trust between the parent and child. If your child confides in you that they have an interest in someone and you immediately shut them down they will learn from your response to keep secrets from you and they will avoid sharing with you. Once your teen has a crush on someone have a relaxed discussion about what qualities they admire about that person. Responding, “Oh she’s so cute” does not promote an opportunity for your child to think more deeply about the qualities they admire in another person. If your teen has an interest in someone you do not approve of, before you shut them down try to stay calm and dig a little deeper.

Ask them what they like about that person. Help them develop emotional depth in this area and ask open ended questions to promote a conversation, not a lecture. Normalize the feelings of attraction for other people. Discuss that feeling attracted to another person emotionally and physically is a part of being human and very normal. You can also let them know that while this is a normal part of development it’s not the time to have serious, intense romantic relationships. This is a time to have fun, learn more about who you are, your gifts and talents and to pay attention to what qualities you find attractive in other people. The worst thing you can do is shut down the conversation altogether by making dating seem like an uncomfortable, shameful feeling that is embarrassing. Be careful to acknowledge your own adolescent experience as you help your teen through this time. If you had horrible experiences dating or your parents were not open or trustworthy, work on being the parent you needed and wanted. There is no magic age when you may give your teen the green light to begin dating. However, teaching them to be comfortable with their peers and encouraging them to develop their own identity is something you can work on at any age.

Likewise, if you see intense relationships beginning to develop that make you feel uncomfortable and raise your intuition, calmly discuss your concerns with your teen and set boundaries around how they spend time with others. We all remember the houses that you could go to and hang out and there was no supervision and the parents seemed more like best friends. While you want to promote an open trusting relationship with your teen you don’t want to create

The parenting journey is not about being perfect, it’s about being perfectly present. a dynamic where they don’t respect you or your boundaries. If you are a single parent and dating, remember your teen is watching. Don’t expect them to have good dating habits if you keep introducing them to new people frequently. Keep your adult time private and separate until you are confident you will have a monogamous, committed relationship that has a future. Do be vulnerable with your teen about the challenges you faced as an adolescent. Sharing your experience can help you deepen the bond with your teen and give them greater insight into why you set the boundaries the way you do.

The parenting journey is not about being perfect, it’s about being perfectly present. As humans, we all want to feel heard, validated and supported. When you are a present parent you are providing your child with the space to talk openly and safely without shame and embarrassment. Even if you are not sure how to respond it’s okay to let your teen know, “I’m not sure how I want to respond to you but give

me some time to get my thoughts together and I will get back to you.” This shows them how to have a discussion and how to be vulnerable instead of responding with strong reactions that shut down dialogue. At the end of the day a great motto to always remember is to be the parent you wanted and needed. That can help keep you present and aware. Remember, it’s not about being perfect, but perfectly present. Meghan Fritz is a psychotherapist practicing in State College, PA. For more information email




Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018


by Matt Goodemote for Saratoga TODAY ATTENTION ALL DOWNHILL SKIERS! The ski season is approaching and now is the time to start preparing your body for the coming season. Over the last several years I have treated my share of ski-related injuries and even more skiers that talk about wanting to know what to do to get ready (get in shape) for the pending season. Well, this year I decided to do my research and provide some guidance for those interested in doing what they can to try and prevent injury and for those that want to get in shape. For this article I would like to focus on the orthopedic injuries that are most commonly seen with skiers and to an extent preventable. The knee joint is the most commonly reported orthopedic injury site

for skiers; specifically, the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and the meniscus (cartilage). The MCL is a ligament on the the inside of the knee that is vulnerable to sudden movements where the knee is forced toward the midline of the body while the foot and hip stay towards the outside of the body. The momentum of the body with the knee in this type of position can happen on terrain that is too advanced for the skier, but it can also be the result of weakness and lack of muscular control. Often this is the result of fatigue and lack of endurance. This is why training in preparation for the ski season may save you in the long run. The ACL ligament is a more well-known ligament that we hear in the news when professional or high level athletes injures/tears the ligament while playing sports. This ligament will often rupture from “deceleration” injuries when the athlete is attempting to slow the momentum of his/her body. It is commonly the result of difficult terrain and/or poor control of the muscles. Again, lack of training is often thought to be a contributing factor. There are programs to reduce the risk of injuring the ACL and they involve strengthening the core (think of an apple goes all the way around), the hips/pelvis, the thighs. It can also be helpful to teach proper mechanics with

basic movements like the squat and dynamic activities like landing when jumping. Learning how to work towards performing these movements can be as important as doing the action itself. The Meniscus (cartilage) can be torn when the body pivots over the knee. There are a multitude of ways this can happen from mishaps on difficult terrain to more innocuous ways like when a skier gets their ski stuck getting on/off the ski lift and twists their knee. In the end the extent of the injury will decide the intervention that is needed. There are a multitude of ways skiers are injured but research indicates that beginners have three times the injury rate of experts, but their injuries are typically less severe. Experts have less frequent but more severe injuries (head injuries, fractures and high grade ligament sprains). This is probably due to their higher speed on the ski slope. Intermediate skiers fall somewhere in-between. Getting beginners prepared for the season by teaching strengthening exercises is a safe way to start the season. Females have twice the injury rate of males. One study looking at female ski racers found that their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury rate was six times that of their male counterparts. Physical conditioning may have a significant impact on injury rates. This means that the better shape a skier is in, the less frequent the injuries. The most common times for injury are the first couple runs, which may be due to the skier being deconditioned and having not trained before they ski or when the skier is not warmed up. Another common time is before midday when the skier is fatiguing due to not being conditioned. The end of the day also has a high incidence of injury and is likely from full body fatigue and inability to handle the forces that add up as the day goes on. How can you prepare for the ski season? Well, the best way is to see if you have an underlying injury or potential issue that can lead to an injury. In order to address the potential injuries, it is wise to have someone assess your joint mobility,

major muscle group strength and functional strength. At very least starting to prepare for the coming season through strength training and general conditioning would be recommended. You would want to give yourself some time, so although the end of the summer may be a bit premature, planning ahead is a good idea to ensure it is not postponed to the last minute when it will be too late! Joint mobility plays a big role in injury prevention because, for example, if your hip mobility is limited you will often make compensatory movement choices that affect the knee. In the clinic we see all types of athletes that come to us with knee pain or knee injuries that are at least in part due to a loss of hip motion or a loss of strength through the full range of motion of the hip. I often tell my patients that the “knee is not the’s the hip or the ankle/foot that’s the source of the problem.” Similarly with strength, the hips and pelvis strength will often influence what control we have on how our knee moves. One of my favorite things to do in the clinic is to leave the knee alone and work on the hip and ankle mobility and hip/pelvis strength to show the patient how their knee can feel better and is stronger without doing “knee exercises.” When fatigue or improper use of major muscle groups influences the movements at the knee, you are susceptible to preventable knee injuries. Working out can reduce these

type of injuries and knowing what exercises is important for lasting success. The key to minimizing the likelihood of a knee injury is to build the strength and endurance of the muscles that influence the knee. Often a generic program will serve as a “better than nothing” approach but to have confidence I recommend a more thorough assessment by a clinician that performs a whole body assessment. Focusing on the muscles of the hips/pelvis and thighs are a good starting point, and using general conditioning ideas will help to improve your tolerance/endurance and reduce your risks of injury. Ski season is right around the corner and now is the time to start preparing yourself. I am happy to announce that I recently opened a new physical therapy practice...I am calling it FysioFit Physical Therapy. (My wife is from Denmark and Physical Therapists are Fysio Therpists). This practice is a “cash-based practice.” Every visit is 1 hour long and always one-on-one. My staff and I will have multiple locations in the the Capital District (including Saratoga) where you can be assessed and taught our “injury prevention program.” You can find more information on I can be seen at Goodemote Physical Therapy five days a week and at FysioFit Physical Therapy by appointment only. Please email me at if you have any questions for me!

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018



Seventh Verse, same as the first (and second, third …)!

by Katherine Morna Towne

for Saratoga TODAY

“Mothering Boys” OUR BABY HAS ARRIVED! And we now know the answer to the question everyone was wondering for the entire pregnancy—baby number seven is another boy! We are— each one of us—beyond thrilled! My littlest guy is almost five weeks old, and we are (I am) getting back into the swing of things, though slowly—recovery has been more intense this time, as I ended up needing a c-section, which I’ve never had before. (There are actually a few things that happened during this labor and delivery that I’d never experienced before … yet another reminder that, try as we might, our babies’ entrances into the world aren’t always within our control! I’m just so grateful that he and I are both safe and healthy.) As always, I want to thank the providers at Myrtle Street Obstetrics & Gynecology, who cared for me through this whole pregnancy and during these early postpartum weeks. A special thanks goes to Dr. Birnbaum, who masterfully delivered the baby and has carefully monitored my blood pressure and recovery since the baby’s birth. I also

want to thank the ICU team who managed my high blood pressure when I was first admitted to Saratoga Hospital, and of course all the labor and delivery nurses at Saratoga Hospital—I’d love to thank them each by name, but I’d be afraid of missing someone, which I don’t want to do, as they each made me feel so cared for and took such good care of the baby so I could rest and recuperate. Nurses are a treasure—I’ve thought so each time I’ve had a baby! For the benefit of all of you planning to breastfeed or struggling with breastfeeding, I want to mention lactation consultant Kelly Duheme, who both made herself and all her knowledge and experience available to me and also gave me and the baby space to work on breastfeeding together— she’s a great resource! (To Kelly: We’re still working on it! I’ve been mostly pumping for the baby since our stay in the hospital and he’s plumping up nicely, and we’re still working on latching—I’m hopeful I can transition fully to the breast soon! To you readers: Five of my seven kids have had trouble latching on at birth, so I pumped exclusively anywhere from a few days to a few weeks until they were successful at the breast [and then went on to breastfeed for at least a year for all of them]. In addition to pumping, I’ve been supplementing with formula for this baby as well, as he’s got a great appetite and I haven’t always felt up to working on breastfeeding and/or pumping at various times over the last five weeks. But last week he latched on perfectly for the first time, on both sides! I’m confident that we’re nearly there. If you’re having trouble, don’t lose hope!) My forever thanks also go to my parents, who have always done all they could to help us when having a new baby. In

addition to the indispensable help of taking care of the other boys (especially when my husband and I are in the hospital), holding the baby while I take a shower (and other times as well of course), and Mom driving me and the baby to various doctors’ appointments over the last few weeks and to pick up the boys at school and after-school activities, they also always come through with delicious food, which this gestational diabetic looks forward to after every baby! For example, I’ve written before about Dad being sure to bring me Stewart’s milkshakes and Marino’s subs (aka Scudders, to you old Saratogians), which have become a very happy postpartum tradition. Last but not least, I’m so grateful to my husband—he has taken care of almost everything since I was admitted to the hospital. Even now that he’s back at work, he still gets up extra early to take care of the entire morning routine, and makes dinner and takes care of homework and bedtime when he gets home each night. I don’t know how I could have taken the time I needed to get back on my feet without him doing all he’s done. He never complains, and he never makes me feel like a burden. He’s an amazing husband, father, and example to his sons. As I come out of the newborn fog, I, for one, am very excited that it’s fall! There’s nowhere in the world as beautiful as the northeast at this time of year, am I right? I hope you all enjoy it as much as I plan to! Kate and her husband have seven sons ages 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 4 weeks. Follow her at www., or email her at





Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Dance Scholarships

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Written by Megin Potter for Saratoga TODAY

Dance Scholarship Recipients. (Left to Right) - Back row: Anna Jankowski, Evangeline Bulick, Sophia Olechowski, Alexandra Nicolaus, Ava DuBoff Middle row: Abigail Becker, Iris Weidmann, Tara Sweeney; Front row: Iris Yang, Cameron McKay, Ellery DuBoff, Iliana Swits; Not pictured: Annalise Marron Photo by SuperSource Media, LLC.

Tears welled up in Abigail Becker’s eyes when she got the

letter. Her application was approved. She’d been chosen to receive a scholarship from the School of the Arts (SOA) at the National Museum of Dance.

Hard Work Rewarded The opera house was just five minutes from where Abigail was born in the Ukraine. She started ballet classes at just 3 ½ years old but the teachers were serious and rough on her, said her mother Tetyana Becker. Then, in 2012, the family moved to the United States. “Her life was already filled with ballet but here she fell more in love. American schools are so much more fun and her teacher was like a fairy to her,” said Tetyana. In addition to taking lessons four days a week, Abigail has participated in the Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive training sessions and performed at the SPAC Ballet Gala this summer.

The SOA scholarship will allow her to add another point class to her schedule. “It was a little expensive for us, so this is a big financial help in this regard. She wants to take ballet classes every day because that’s her life – it’s her world,” said Tetyana. Abigail has two dreams: to dance in the New York City Ballet and to become a doctor. “She’s just working hard at school and working hard at dance. So far, we are really happy. We really appreciate and we really welcome this opportunity. She’s really happy,” said Tetyana.

Making Magic Happen Watching the PBS television series “Angelina Ballerina” inspired Emeline Hong’s interest in ballet. She begged her parents to let her begin taking classes. When she was four years old, her family (which includes four older brothers) moved to America from France, where she was born.

The following year, Emeline started taking ballet at SOA. “She really likes her teacher. She gave her some really nice advice about the school, dance and about the life,” said her mother, Isabelle Prak. At six, she became an understudy with the New York City Ballet, and now, at nine years old, she is the youngest dancer in the school to be awarded a scholarship. Emeline is enchanted by the beauty and grace of dancers. “She’s a fancy girl, a real lady although she’s only nine,” said Prak. In her application, Emeline wrote about how inspiring watching the movie “Leap!” was for her. It is the story of a young girl who hopes to go to Paris and become a dancer. “That is definitely my dream!” she writes. “At home she dances all the time, she is the one who can't stay in one place even while eating! It is natural for her to always move. When she dances a magical thing happens,” said Prak. continues to next page...

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018




Dance Scholarships

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Now a high school sophomore, Anna Jankowski has been dancing since preschool.

Laura DiRado started at the museum five years ago, was named Interim Director in September 2017 and Director in December 2017. The museum, a national historic landmark, is located in the elegant former Washington Bathhouse building within the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park.

“She dances six days a week and wouldn't do anything else with her time,” said her mother, Lisa Jankowski. For the last few years, she has been spending her summers in intensive training locally and last year added six-weeks of dancing in Boston to her schedule. The recognition of her hard work in the form of a SOA scholarship helps to further her goal of continuing to dance as much as she can and to one day be accepted into a company while also pursuing a college education. “She is disciplined and dedicated. She was thrilled to receive the award since it allows her to take more classes!” said Lisa.

New Opportunities This is the first year that the SOA Board of Directors reviewed scholarship applications in an official process based on an individual dancer’s passion and merit. The National Museum of Dance School of the Arts Dance Education Scholarship Program awarded 13 scholarships to a variety of dancers in order to promote students' disciplined study of high-quality dance instruction. The program was an important addition to the other work that Laura DiRado, the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame’s new director, has been doing throughout the year. “It provides a wonderful opportunity for our dancers to take classes they might not otherwise explore,” said DiRado. While the School of the Arts does concentrate on high-quality ballet instruction, DiRado has also focused on expanding class offerings to include a large variety of disciplines. Hip Hop and Kung Fu for Dancers have just recently joined the program alongside the more traditional ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, Irish step, and Middle Eastern dance instruction, in addition to yoga and aerial yoga. “We’re so excited to offer a wider selection of classes this year and plan to continue to expand as we move forward,” she said.

“We offer amazing programming in this gorgeous and inspiring space,” said DiRado. As a living museum, having an affiliated dance school was part of the original vision. In this unique atmosphere, encouragement from the school’s 20 instructors helps its 200 students to blossom. Students dance in the school’s annual Showcase and their renowned holiday performance of the Nutcracker, and make special appearances in Saratoga ArtsFest celebrations, the SPAC Ballet Gala, and other events throughout the area. “The National Museum of Dance aims to celebrate, develop, and promote a lasting appreciation and understanding of dance. Our scholarship program is critical to this goal,” said DiRado. Registration for classes is ongoing. “We’ve added several new classes, so if you haven’t taken dance or yoga, come try one. It’s a lot of fun,” she said. For more information, go online to



Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018


Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga Calendar 5 WILLIAMS STREET, SARATOGA SPRINGS • 518-584-1621 HALLOWEEN “BREAKFAST AND LEARN”

October 2018 Events HARVEST MOON SOIRÉE

Thursday, October 25 • 5:30 - 9 p.m. NEW! Join us at the Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs for a fantastic evening of dinner and dancing featuring live music, welcome cocktails, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, full dinner including a carving station, Smile Lounge photo booth, tarot card readings, and more, all supporting the Saratoga Senior Center. Please RSVP by Monday, October 22. Tickets are $45 each or $80 for two tickets and may be purchased by calling the Center at 518-584-1621 or online at:


Saturday, October 20 • 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Come enjoy the Center, grab a snack and try a class! 10 a.m.: Zumba; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Trips by Collette; 1 p.m.: Yoga; 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Cooking Class + Tastings • Tech assistance: learn Uber, Lyft, Facebook and more • Try an art class: mosaics, ceramics, sculpture, soapstone and more • Make some money - sell your old gold and silver • Tarot Card Readings • Free Stewart’s Ice Cream Meet and Greet: Skidmore Men’s Basketball Team Navy Membership Specials, Raffles and more! Sponsored by Herzog Law Firm.


Every Tuesday in October $12.50/dinner. A portion of every dinner sold goes directly to support the Center. All meals provided by Three Vines Bistro and Bar. Call the Center to order now: 518-584-1621. Pick-up is between 5-6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Center. 10/16: 12” Margherita Pizza 10/23: Lasagna with garlic bread 10/30: Parmesan Encrusted Chicken with potato and veggies

Friday, October 26 • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Food for Thought - Presentation by Charlie Kuenzel “Ghost Stories of Saratoga.” Hot breakfast at 8:30 a.m.- $5. Presentation starts at 8:45 a.m.- Free. Members only, please sign up.


Wednesday, October 17 Guided tour of the historic home of Robert Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheese making facility. After the tour head to The Vermont Country Store for shopping and lunch. We leave the Center at 8:45 a.m. Pay $30 at sign up. Please bring additional money for lunch and shopping.


Thursday, October 18 A walking tour of Dakota Ridge Farm which was established in 1990 and is home to approximately 55 llamas. You will have a personal hands-on experience with the llamas who are very gentle and easy to love. After the tour, we’ll be stopping at Carson’s Woodside Tavern for lunch. Dress appropriately, there will be walking. We leave the Center at 10:30 a.m. Pay $10 at sign up. Please bring an additional $10 for admission and money for lunch.


Friday, October 19 Your guided journey winds through limestone corridors and cavernous galleries to a subterranean riverbed. Deep in the cave, solid rock appears fluid creating strange formations and dripping stalactites. Lunch and shopping at the Schoharie Valley Farm and Carrot Barn on the way home. Wear good walking shoes and bring a jacket. We leave the Center at 9:15 a.m. Pay $15 at sign up. Please bring $22 for admission and additional money for lunch and shopping.


Wednesday, October 24 Take a leisurely cruise through the many islands of the Narrows. Easily the most scenic, peaceful and beautiful area on the entire lake where no roads line the water’s edge. See for yourself why Lake George is called the Queen of American Lakes. Stop at Scotty’s Restaurant for a late breakfast/early lunch on the way to Lake George. We leave the Center at 9:15 a.m. Pay $29 at sign up. Please bring additional money for lunch and on-board snacks.


Tuesday, October 30 Take in the ambiance and sights of Bolton Landing on the quaint patio or inside the beautifully decorated restaurant. Enjoy walking and shopping along the quaint streets. We leave the Center at 11 a.m. Pay $10 at sign up. Please bring additional money for lunch and shopping


Wednesday, December 5 $40/Members, $65/Non-Members Celebrate Christmas in NYC! We’ll get you all down to the city and then you’re on your own to explore the Big Apple! See the Rockefeller tree, browse holiday windows, get some Christmas shopping done or see a show!


Do you need help with transportation, respite, home visits, etc.? Please call Jane at 518-584-1621, ext. 206.


Do you have an hour to assist with transportation, friendly visiting, or shopping? Flexible hours and no time commitments! Please contact Lisa at 518-584-1621, ext. 210.

SARATOGA COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING Transportation Drivers Needed! RSVP- Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Saratoga County helps recruit volunteers age 55 and over for many organizations throughout Saratoga County. We are currently looking for volunteers to transport people to/from medical appointments- van, gas, and directions are provided. We are also looking for drivers to transport hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Schedules with all opportunities are flexible. Please call Billie Jo at 518-884-4110 for more information and details.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018




Ballston Area Senior Citizens Calendar MILTON COMMUNITY CENTER • 310 NORTHLINE ROAD, BALLSTON SPA • 518-885-4229

Ballston Area Seniors Chorus

Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance The monthly dance will take place on Saturday, October 13 at 7 to 10 p.m. at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa.

There is a $5 entrance fee for nonmembers. The dance is open to the public and ample free parking. Members are asked to bring a snack to be shared.

Vintage Country Band will be providing the music. Come and enjoy the fun and dance the night away. Check out our web page,

Ballston Area Senior Citizens BAZAAR Ballston Area Seniors would like to invite you to their Annual Bazaar on Saturday, October 20 at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a country store, pie table, a 50/50 raffle, a quilt raffle, baskets for silent auction, books and puzzle table and more for you to see. Our café will be in full swing, with a variety of hot and cold food and beverages.

Over 30 vendors and crafters indoors and outdoors showing off their wares for your shopping pleasure, and get you in the holiday spirit — think Christmas, it is just around the corner. Put us on your calendar. Make a day of it and bring your family or friends to spend the day and have fun. For more information contact Ballston Area Seniors at 518-8856740 or check out our web page at


We are looking for new members who enjoy singing. Once we have a program, we go to nursing homes and retirement homes to entertain the people there. Do come and join us.

Wanted: Folks 55+ to Enjoy BASC Social Activities If you’re over 55, a long-time or new resident in the area and looking to meet “young” seniors, check out the Ballston Area Senior Citizens (BASC.) BASC sponsors many activities at The Milton Community Center located at 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Residents from the Town of Milton, Village of Ballston Spa, Town of Ballston and other area municipalities are welcome to join BASC. Programs and activities include festive dinners, dances, Pickin’ sessions, bus trips, pot luck luncheons, crafts, movies,

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chorus, cards, bingo, billiards, Osteo Busters and Stretch and Fit exercise classes. Over 75 members attend the weekly Thursday pot luck luncheons which are often followed by speakers or other entertainment. Stop in around 11 a.m. any Thursday. Be our guest for your first pot luck lunch and learn more about BASC. Yearly membership fee is $10. Call Barb Broderson, Membership Chair (518-885-4229) or visit our website ( for additional information and to view our newsletter.


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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 10AM Glen Sanders Mansion 1 Glen Avenue



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 Hampton Inn 620 Plank Road



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Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Fall Celebrations at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market

at High Rock Park Wednesdays | 3 - 6 p.m. Saturdays | 9 - 1 p.m.

by Kristin Cleveland for Saratoga TODAY Photos by Pattie Garrett.

October brings a cornucopia of special activities to the Saratoga Farmers’ Market. Along with sales and tastings of autumn’s abundant harvest, we celebrate the last out-door markets of 2018 with llamas to cuddle, ponies to ride, a pumpkin contest, crafts and children’s activities, live music, and a Halloween Party! DETAILS: • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 Visit with Llamas, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Stock up on fresh local farmers’ market food and beverages and meet the llamas of Dakota Ridge Farm! Pet them, learn about their origins and kind temperament and the many uses of their fiber. Children can also decorate a bookmark with llama fiber and everyone can check out the ponchos, blankets, socks, and other products made from high-quality llama fiber.

Painted pumpkins and gourds at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market.

• WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Customer Appreciation Day, 3-6 p.m. As the Saratoga Farmers’ Market’s 40th outdoor market season draws to a close, we say thank you to the community of Saratoga Springs for supporting local farms and businesses! We’ll have fall food tastings and special sales, live music, children’s activities and free pony rides from our friends at Adirondack Dreamcatcher Farm. • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 Fall Fest, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. In conjunction with the 17th Annual Downtown Business Association’s Fall Festival, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market will celebrate the fall season in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs with

special activities for people of all ages. Grab a hot breakfast sandwich and cider or coffee and a pastry, stock up on fresh local produce for hearty fall cooking, get a frozen casserole and other locally prepared dishes for quick healthy weeknight meals, enjoy a free fall craft, sample pumpkin-spiced treats, and enjoy the seasonal favorites of over 65 vendors gathered in High Rock Park. • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 Halloween Party, 3-6 p.m. Trick-or-treating, a kids’ costume contest with prizes, a pumpkinpainting craft, a children’s activity sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library, music, delicious fall food tastings, and just the right amount of spooky fun! Also, all of our market days feature fresh produce, dairy, eggs and meat from Saratoga and nearby counties; wine and spirits from our region’s vintners and distillers; cozy wool hats and other fall apparel; unique jewelry, pottery and specialty items made by local artisans; potted mums and gorgeous fall flower bouquets; and fresh baked goods, prepared food and live music! And as our outdoor season draws to a close, get ready to join us at our winter home every Saturday from November to April inside the Lincoln Baths at the Saratoga Spa State Park, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more details see our website at or our Facebook page!

Llamas at Dakota Ridge Farm. Photo provided.

Delicata Squash and Onions

INGREDIENTS: *Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market

• 2 large delicata squash* (2 pounds)

• ¼ teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary*

• 1 medium red onion*, sliced

• 1-2 Tablespoons maple syrup*, to taste

• 3 Tablespoons olive oil*, divided

• 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Cut crosswise into ½ inch half circles. Toss with onion, 1 Tablespoon oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread in an even layer on baking sheet. 3. Roast, stirring once or twice, until tender and beginning to brown about 30 minutes. 4. Combine the remaining 1 Tablespoon of oil, rosemary, maple syrup, and mustard in a small bowl. Toss the vegetable with the dressing. Adapted from Eating Well Magazine. Shared by My Saratoga Kitchen Table.



Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Piece of Pizza

NEAPOLITAN STYLE PIZZA RECIPE USING A PIZZA STONE INGREDIENTS DOUGH: Makes six 6 oz. balls for 6 individual pizzas • 5 cups (22 ½ oz) unbleached all-purpose flour • 1 ¾ teaspoons salt • 1 teaspoon dry yeast • 1 ¾ plus 2 tablespoons cool water (650F)

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY


my Foodie Friends. One of our family’s favorite foods is pizza, especially Paula’s homemade pizza. Pizza is an excellent all around family food that every person can personalize and enjoy on the day it is cooked, or the following day (Breakfast Pizza?). It is also a perfect “on the go” food to help with the crazy schedules that we all have. Back in the days before children, pizza was a frequent meal for Paula and me. Our lives were basically like “two ships passing in the night.” When Paula and I first dated, one of our favorite romantic places to eat was an Italian restaurant called Verdolini’s. We were there so much they knew our order when we came in. The waitresses used to elbow each other and fuss over the young lovers. They were planning our wedding even before we even thought about getting married. The lighting and ambiance was straight out of a movie. The whole Verdolini family worked there and when he was old enough, my brother Bill worked there also. They made a pizza that was different from any pizza I have had before or since.

Paula was curious about their ingredients and how it was made. She would ask and they would say “it’s a secret.” We had my brother Bill, however, as our spy on the inside. Bill would bring home any leftover pizzas at the end of the night and hand them out to whoever wanted them. He could not manage to get the entire recipe from the owner but he got enough that he and Paula came close. One of the special parts was baking them in their stone oven. We have tinkered with it over the years and I think Paula’s pizza is now perfect. That’s the thing about pizza; it’s a personal taste type of food. The way I like it might be different than the way someone else likes it and that’s ok. Paula still enjoys making homemade pizza. One of our favorite items in the store that we use to make our pizza is a Pizza Stone made by Old Stone Oven. Over 35 years ago, Old Stone Oven Company introduced the original baking stone for home use. This pizza stone is thicker than other stones. It is made of a special blend of lead-free clays and has porosity and heat retention that is unmatched for giving a delicate crispy, restaurant-quality crust to any pizza, focaccia, or other breads in a standard home oven. It is oven and grill safe to 2000˚ Fahrenheit. The Old Stone Oven Pizza stone has a heat core that is specially engineered to concentrate heat evenly at the center. This solves the problem of a large pizza having an undercooked center while the outer edges are crispy. These stones can be used with care on outdoor grills – both charcoal and gas fired. They are also made in the USA. The trick to a crispy pizza is to heat the stone in the oven prior to putting your prepared pizza on it.

TOPPING: For 6 individual pizzas • 1 pound fresh mozzarella • 1 can (15 oz) crushed tomatoes • 10-12 fresh basil leaves torn • 1 tsp dried oregano • Optional - freshly ground black pepper and grated (shredded) parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS 1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large metal bowl) stir all ingredients together until well combined. If using a stand mixer fit it with the hook attachment and mix on low for 4 minutes. The flour should form a coarse ball. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes, then mix on medium for 2 more minutes, or until the dough clears the sides of the bowl and sticks just a little to the bottom. If the dough is too soft and sticky, mix in some flour; if it is too stiff, add some more water. 2. Transfer the dough to a floured surface, dust the top with flour and working from four corners, fold the dough into a ball. Place in a bowl that has been brushed with olive oil Stop by downtown Saratoga Springs’ Compliments to the Chef at 33 Railroad Place where we have Cool Tools for Cooks. Get creative with your pizza and make lasting memories. After 60 years in business,

and cover with plastic wrap. Let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour to double its size. Then punch a hole in the dough, reshape, place in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Remove dough from the fridge 2 hours before using. (The instructions might sound a little confusing, but the idea is that the dough expands and the gluten in it relaxes). Divide dough into 6 parts. Form 6 balls and brush them with olive oil. 3. Position an oven rack at the lower third of the oven and place pizza stone on it. Heat oven to 450F. Never place cold pizza stone in a hot oven, because it will crack. (If pizza stone is not available, brush pizza pan with some olive oil). our hometown Italian Restaurant, Verdolini’s, closed due to a flood and family health problems but they live in our memories forever. Enjoy making pizza with your family and friends. Sing, dance, play music really loud, and have

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4. Stretch and shape pizza dough into circles that will fit the pizza stone. Transfer to a well-floured pizza peel (we don’t want pizza to stick to stone). Spread crushed tomatoes into an even layer and top with mozzarella cheese slices. 5. Using a pizza peel transfer pizza to the pizza stone. (If using a pizza pan, place pizza in the pan and place pan directly on the rack). Bake pizza until edges of the crust turn golden and cheese starts bubbling or for 10-15 minutes. 6. Sprinkle with some thorn basil and dried oregano, (you can add grated parmesan cheese), cut and enjoy! fun eating your very own creation. Remember Foodie Friends; “Life Happens in the Kitchen.”

Take Care, John & Paula

Office for the Aging Lunch Program Served at the Saratoga Senior Center TUESDAY








• Seafood Salad (Cold Plate) • Cornbread • Pea Salad • Fresh Orange

• Smothered Steak al la King • Oven Browned Potatoes • Beets • Mandarin Orange

• Roast Pork with Gravy • Stuffing • Spinach • Pineapple

• Chicken with Spinach & Feta Cheese Sauce • Buttered Pasta • Sonoma Blend Vegetables • Pears

• Spanish Beef & Rice Casserole • Carrots • Garlic Cornbread • Fruit Jello with Whipped Topping

Menu Subject to Change. Coffee, tea and butter are served daily. The suggested contribution is $2/meal. There is a $6 fee for guests under the age of 60. Please make checks payable to: Northeast Dining and Lodging, c/o Saratoga County Office for the Aging, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020



Book Themed Pumpkin Decorating Contest Ballston Spa Public Library will hold a book themed pumpkin decorating contest. Entries will be accepted from October 2 – 30. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 31. Feel free to be as creative as you want with paint and glued objects, but please no carved pumpkins. There will be 3 age categories: ages 5-10, 11-15 and 16 – 100. Pick up any sized pumpkin, your favorite book character and get creative. Ballston Spa Public Library is located at 21 Milton Ave., (RT 50). For more information stop in, call 518-8855022 or visit Calling All Artists The Community Hospice of Saratoga and Washington Counties is pleased to announce that the Pumpkin Carving Contest is once again going to be part of Touched by An Angel, which is being held on October 18 at the National Museum of Dance. Sunnyside Gardens is donating giant pumpkins to be carved for our contest. Carving will be done on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17 at Sunnyside. Voting will be done at Touched by Angel with 10 prizes being awarded. Carvers should bring their own tools. For more information, please call Gina Peca at 518-581-9727 extension 8611 or email her at Blood Drive The Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation will be holding a blood drive at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church on Friday, October 19 from 1 – 6 p.m. with homemade goodies at the finish. Every donor is appreciated and saves lives. Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation supports local pediatric cancer patients and their families, as well as raise awareness about the emotional, physical and financial needs children with cancer face during and after treatment. Please sign up today at (use sponsor code NICKSFIGHT) or call 1-800- RED CROSS to make an appointment.

Golf Tournament for Hugs from Henry The tournament will be held on October 20 at Van Patten Golf Club, located at 924 Main Street, in Clifton Park. It will benefit Hugs from Henry, a 501C3 organization. 100 percent of all proceeds from this event will go toward the health and welfare of local animals. Donations are $100 per person and includes green fees, cart and buffet. Non-golfers are invited to join us for the buffet at 6 p.m. for $30 per person. Awards and prizes (longest drive and closest to the pin for men and women). Registration is from noon – 12:30 p.m., Shot gun start (18 holes) at 1 p.m., buffet and cash bar at 6 p.m. where prizes and awards will be given. Sponsorships at all levels - business, agency, friends and family teams of 4. Please sign up to play or sponsor a hole for our homeless animals. Contact: hugsfromhenry@gmail. com or Don Roy 518-935-8885. Deadline for signups by October 3. 10th Annual Low Vision Tech and Health Fair The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) will be hosting the fair on October 16 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. free to the public. People with vision impairment as well as family members, caregivers, educators and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend. This year’s theme is diabetes prevention awareness. Attendees are encouraged to bring used eyeglasses and hearing aids for re-purposing. The purpose of the fair is to showcase the latest in technologies designed to assist people with low vision and vision impairment with reading and daily activities. Low vision technology and vision related companies will be showcasing state-of-the-art products that help with reading and everyday tasks. NABA technology and rehabilitation staff will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, contact Cheryl Lawyer at 518-4631211 or Benefit Show at Long Shadow Farms World renowned equestrian performer Chantal Turvey will perform with her horses at Long

Shadows Farm in Cambridge on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. The event will benefit the sanctuary horses at Long Shadows Charitable Foundation (LSCF) as well as its healing programs for veterans, first-responders and others. Turvey is a highly acclaimed horse trainer, stunt rider, and trick trainer specializing in training equines for television and cinema. Her performance will be a special tribute to American veterans. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. There will be entertainment as well as food and beverage concessions on site. Long Shadows Charitable Foundation Farm is located at 84 Dr. Brown Lane, Cambridge. The event will take place in the arena on the premises. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, $15 at the door. Veterans and children 10 and under get in free. For more information: 518-928-6161 or email info@ Saratoga Recycle Day Keep it out of the landfill. New this year. On October 20 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. you can bring clothes, appliances, electronics, bicycles, TVs and monitors to the SPAC parking lot, west side of Route 50. Cost is $5 per vehicle. Gold Star Memorial Dedication The public is invited on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. in Congress Park to the dedication. The Gold Star Marker is sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, District IV. The ceremony of dedication will include an Honor Guard, bag pipers, representatives from Veterans’ organizations, Gold Star Mothers and Families and the NYS Federated Garden Club President. Dating back to World War I, the term Gold Star came from the custom of families of servicemen hanging a banner in the window of their homes. The service flag had a star for each family member that was serving in the Armed Forces. Living servicemen were represented by a Blue Star and those who had lost their lives by a Gold Star. Blue Star Markers have been placed in various locations since 1944 honoring Veterans who have served. Refreshments will follow at the Visitors’ Center. For more information contact Barbara Millington at 518-587 3085.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018 Fall Bazaar Round Lake United Methodist Women are having their Fall Bazaar Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake Sale all day. Holiday table sale with Christmas and Fall décor, Chinese auction drawing at 3 p.m. (need not be present to win). Come join us for a day filled with fun, food and fellowship. The Round Lake United Methodist Church is located at 34 George Ave., Round Lake.

Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Fair Seeking Vendors On Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. – 3p.m. crafters and artisans of handmade items are being sought and vendors of manufactured merchandise will be considered on a juried basis for this lovely event at the Malta Community Center, located at 1 Bayberry Drive in Malta. Booth fees are $60. Call 518-899-4411 or visit for a show application.

The Petite Retreat - From Pregnancy to Preschool The Petite Retreat is an annual event that brings Capital Region families together for an exciting day of learning and venturing into the world of parenting infants to preschoolers. Meet with local parenting experts, attend any of our 15 exciting educational workshops, shop with local and national vendors, mingle with other area parents, check out some area preschools, sample gourmet food and snacks and much more. The Petite Retreat will be held at The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ticket price of $25 includes admission for two people, a reusable tote bag full of products, samples and special offers, and all-day access to the 15 workshops taking place at the event.

Fabulous Fathers Priest Talent Show and Fundraiser Sponsored by Regina Caeli Academy, hosted by Emcee, Fr. Rick Lesser. Friday, November 9 at Key Hall (off Proctors arcade) from 6-11p.m. The evening includes local priest entertainment, dinner, and auctions. Tickets can be purchased by visiting For more info call 518-232-6070.

Dan Provost Memorial Walk for Awareness and Recovery A 1.5-mile family-friendly walk around the Skidmore Campus on October 27. Registration, games and activities begin at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. Suggested individual donation of $10 and family donation of $20. Dan Provost lived his entire life in Saratoga Springs and passed away in 2014, at age 23 of a drug overdose, after struggling for several years with substance use disorder. The purpose of this Memorial Walk is to remember lives taken too soon, raise awareness of addiction, educate the community about recovery services, and celebrate those living in recovery. Proceeds of this event will benefit Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga (RAIS) and the Healing Springs Recovery Community and Outreach Center. Register: Facebook Event Page: Dan Provost Memorial Walk or www.zippyreg. com?event=1147.

Senator John McCain Day Join us in celebrating the life of Senator John McCain at the American Legion, located at 34 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, on November 10 at 1 p.m. Although Senator McCain maintained no regular ties to our city, we mourn his loss just as all America mourns his loss. We will honor his memory and his legacy with speakers who will share some personal stories, the reading of the proclamation of the City Council, a time of fellowship and refreshments. For more information contact Ron Rucker Fundraising Show The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour Dinner and Show will be held Saturday, November 10 at the Holiday Inn, located at 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The event will benefit After the Fire, Inc. a volunteer non-profit, publicly supported organization helping people in Saratoga County who have been victims of fire in their home. The headliner is Mark Riccadonna, featuring Paul Schissler and Emcee Aaron David Ward. Dinner is at 6 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. For tickets contact Maureen Smith at 518-581-1823, or Tickets are $54 per person for dinner and show and $20 show only (advance) or $25 show only at the door.

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Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018 Ballston Area Senior Dance

family friendly FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 Piroghi Dinner Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. First come-first served only. On the menu will be potato/ cheese Piroghi, salad, dessert and beverages. Take-out orders will be available. Donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, under 6 are free. For further information, call 518-363-0001.

The Lonely Child: The Journey of Search to Find My Biological Family Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. The author will share her memoir of her experiences as a child of closed adoption. She encountered many obstacles as well as many amazing discoveries in her quest to uncover the biological family she never knew. For more events, visit

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 Free Lunch Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave., Ext., Malta Ridge, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at no charge. All are welcome. For additional information or directions please call the church at 518-581-0210.

Roast Turkey Dinner Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Ballard Rd., Wilton, 3:30 – 6 p.m. Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Suggested donation is $10. The church is handicap accessible and take-outs will be available.

Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa 7 – 10 p.m. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-member. The dance is open to the public. Ample free parking. Members are asked to bring a snack to be shared. Vintage Country Band will be providing the music. Come and enjoy the fun and dance the night away. Check out our web page, www.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 Monthly Breakfast Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,Route 32 south of the village of Victory, 8 – 11 a.m. Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $8, Child $4. Everyone is welcome.

4th Annual PEAKFest Saratoga County Airport, 405 Greenfield Ave, Ballston Spa Noon – 4 p.m. A fun filled day featuring a variety of activities such as face painting, a photobooth, live music, kid’s games, pumpkin painting, hay rides, helicopter rides and so much more. Families are also invited to shop at local vendor stations or grab a bite to eat from one of the many food trucks at the event. Festival goers can also purchase raffle tickets in hopes of winning one of the many beautiful baskets that have been generously donated by local businesses, family and friends. Free admission, plenty of parking. We have chosen the Make-A-Wish organization of Northeastern NY as the charitable recipient this year.

Apple Pie Social Wilton Heritage Museum, 5 Parkhurst Road, Wilton, 1 - 4 p.m. The Wilton Heritage Society will be hosting their annual Apple Pie Social. Slice of pie, wedge of cheese and a beverage. Cost: Adults $5, Children $3 and under, age 5 free. There will also be trash and treasure, a book sale and a raffle.


CALENDAR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 Fasig-Tipton: The Saratoga Fall Sale Fasig-Tipton’s Humphrey S. Phinney Pavilion, 415 East Ave., Saratoga Springs

Pre-K Nature Discovery Hour Camp Saratoga, Scout Rd., Parking Lot #1, Gansevoort, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This monthly program is for our youngest explorers (ages 3-6 years old) where we use childrens’ love of nature to teach simple concepts. This month we will be focusing on fall leaves and their changing colors. Adults are expected to attend. This is an outdoor program so please come dressed for the weather. We will go on a short walk, do a simple nature craft, and have a healthy snack! Registration is required. 518-450-0321.

Wellness Walk Camp Saratoga, Scout Rd., Parking Lot #1, Gansevoort 11 a.m. – Noon Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. The walk is geared towards gentle exercise and is for participants at basic fitness levels. Led by Linda Hovious, our wonderful volunteer and fitness instructor at the Saratoga Y. The walk will not take place in bad weather, so registration is appreciated. 518450-0321.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Tuesday for Tots Children’s Museum of Saratoga, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This program is best suited for children ages 2-5. This is a special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment. Drop in for fun sensory play, crafts and activities with friends.

Veterans Recognition Brunch Panza’s Restaurant, 510 NY 9P, Saratoga Lake, 10 a.m. - Noon Veterans and their family

members are invited to this free event. All others may attend for $15 per person. To register for this event, call the Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services at 518-899-4411.

Havurah Vatik October Event Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join Rabbi/Cantor Kenneth Blatt for a discussion and performance from The Great American Songbook, music of the 1920s until late 1950s. He will focus on the unique contribution of Jewis song writers: George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Rabbi Blatt will conclude the program with the classic Broadway songs. A catered lunch follows the program. We need your RSVP by October 10. Call the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518584-8730, ext. 4.

Lunchtime Concert Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs, 12:30 p.m. Heard’s sound aims to wake up your ears, enliven your heart, and even get you up and dancing. Original world music with jazz roots, influences from West Africa, Brazil, places in between and points beyond. People may bring their own food, or they can buy food from Esperanto on-site.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship Saratoga National Historical Park, Visitors’ Center, 648 Route 32, Stillwater, 9:30 a.m. Group walk starts at 10 a.m. A volkswalk is a recreationallypaced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Mohegan Sun Bus Trip Wilton Mall Parking Lot Departure, 8 a.m. Cost is $40 per person, receive $15 food voucher and 2-$10 free bets. Sponsored by Racing City Rotary Club. For reservations call Linda at 518-527-8545 or Gail at 518-225-2723.

Upcoming Meetings

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting Wesley Health Care Center, Woodlawn Commons, 2nd floor, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs 2p.m. Holistic Health Coach Cheryl Kurtz will be our guest speaker. The one-hour meeting is free and open to anyone dealing with Parkinson’s Disease including spouses, partners caregivers, and interested members of the public. More information, contact Kevin McCullough at 518-222-4247,

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Road, Greenfield Center, 7 p.m. Our speakers will be Jim Richmond and Kim McCartney, authors of a new book- Milton, New York: A New Town in a New Nation. The public is welcome to attend.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting Town Hall, Spring St., Schuylerville, Noon. A sandwich luncheon, dessert provided. We will be having the Tea Cup Auction. Bring in something to auction off. Dues for the year are due also. New members are always welcome. Contact Pat Temple for information 518-338-2329.

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Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

A Guide to Halloween Mischief

festivals, cornmazes, hayrides and more


Experience the Spirit(s) of the Gardens. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth. Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors. Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden Tours’ will be held every Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m., through October 28. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo Garden parking lot and last for approximately one hour. This tour is of the Yaddo Gardens and does not include the Yaddo Mansion. Cost is $10 per person (children under 12 are free). Private docent led ghost tours may be arranged at a day convenient to your group. Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or visit for more information.


Stop by and enter our Field of Screams Friday and Saturday nights in October. Every twist and turn in the maze will hold a new surprise for you. As you navigate your way thru the corn maze, with just a flashlight to light your way, anticipation and fear will build inside of you. There are demons and ghouls around every bend...masked men with chainsaws following behind you...haunted buildings within the maze to pass through...and many more surprises that will make you laugh and cry. Cost is $15 per victim. For more information call 518-695-5308 or visit


Field of Horrors, located at 100 Farrell Rd., Troy, offers several different attractions for the price of one! Check out Toxic Terror, Return of the Mummy’s Curse, Trail of Terror Hayride, Death Trap, and Insanity. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. Not recommended for children under 10. Strobe lights are in use throughout the premises. All fog machine liquid is water based. This is not a handicap accessible facility. General admission is $27. See more information and frequently asked questions at


Your journey will begin with a true Haunted Hayride on a tractor-drawn wagon. Your journey will continue, on foot into the Walking Undead where you will enter the zombieinfested prison. Beyond Walking Undead is Brutality, the deep woods compound of a tortuous family. Next up, the Last Inn, a residence that is known for disappearing guests and our newest attraction Outage, a total darkness experience. The fun continues in our midway area with The Schadenfreude Circus, a side show that is sure to impress you and probably freak you out. Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sundays through October 28. Buy tickets now! Or call 518-884-9122 to make reservations! Not recommended for children under 8 years old. For more information visit


Six Haunted Attractions, all full of the scariest monsters and creepiest creatures you can dream up. Featuring: Two Haunted Houses, a Haunted Corn Maze, Wooden Stockade Fence Maze, The Underworld Tunnel, a Trail through the Haunted Forest. Also included is the Psychic Sideshow and a Haunted Trolley Ride! Open every Friday and Saturday night through October 27. Screams start at 7 p.m. Last admission sold at 10 p.m. Nightmares Admission is $29. Nightmares is not recommended for children under 10. General Admission is available on haunt nights for those who wish to enjoy Brad’s Barnyard and the Psychic Sideshow only for $17. In the case of inclement weather, Liberty Ridge Farm will determine by 5 p.m. if Nightmares is to operate. Announcements will be posted on our website and Facebook page. For more information call 518664-1515 or visit The farm is located at 29 Bevis Rd., Schaghticoke.


This tour is not for the faint of heart. Your nightmare begins with a corpse-guided tour along a serial killer infested forest to then be hauled into the trees among complete, utter horror. Once in the trees you will be launched in complete darkness...alone, afraid, and vulnerable...along a screaming steel cable hundreds of feet along at Mountain Ridge Adventure’s awesome Zip Line Park, located at 300 Weatherwax Rd. in Schenectady. The terror occurs every Friday and Saturday night in the month of October from 7 -

10 p.m. (You will be assigned an arrival time. If you reserved separately but are coming with a group, please contact us so that we send your group up together. Zombie Zip Line is intended for mature audiences only. Ages 14 and above with be strictly adhered. This is not your Disney horror show. This is the real deal. Tickets are limited - book today.


Join Operation Adopt A Soldier for its 17th annual Haunted Hayride at Gavin Park in Wilton, October 19, 20 and 26, 27, 5 to 10 p.m. A family friendly feature will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. The event offers fun for all ages with games, food, face painting and a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Cost is $8 for “Little Screamers” and $12 per person. You can pre-purchase tickets and skip the line, simply message us here or email, You’re in for a scare if you join us for our Haunted Hayride after dark! For more information call, email or Facebook message.


Celebrate Halloween with a safe and family friendly Trunk or Treat event at the Saratoga YMCA, located at 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, on October 20 from 2 – 4 p.m. Families and Y staff will park their cars in our lot, decorate their trunks, and hand out treats to trick or treaters. We will also have snacks and games under the pavilion. This event is free and open to the public.


SaratogaArtsFest invites you to our Masquerade Ball at the Canfield Casino, located at 1E Congress St., Saratoga Springs on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Our annual blacktie benefit gala will enable SaratogaArtsFest to continue presenting enriching arts experiences, free of charge, to all in our community. Canfield Casino will be transformed into an elegant, gothic space in the spirit of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Reflecting the immersive, theatrical nature of all SaratogaArtsFest events, the gala will feature live interactive drama, as well as a delectable feast and dancing. If you attended last year’s inaugural masquerade ball, you know this is an evening that shouldn’t be missed. Visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets. Hurry, as they will likely sell out fast!

continues... Happy Halloween from Saratoga TODAY!


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festivals, cornmazes, hayrides and more


Ice skating for all ages under the disco lights at the Weible Ave. Ice Rink on Friday, October 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. Halloween themed games and activities. Costumes encouraged but not required. Cost for Saratoga Springs City Residents with Blue Rec Card is $3, all Others: $5. Skate Rentals $4.


Double, double, toil and trouble! It’s time to bust out your broom sticks and magic wands! The Witch Walk is making its way to the streets of Ballston Spa, beginning at the American Legion located at 23 Pleasant St. in Ballston Spa, on October 26 from 6:30 – 11:55 p.m. for its spookiest year yet! Wristbands are available: Send $25 per person or $30 at the door.


Sail with us after the sun goes down if you dare! Ghosts and ghouls roam the docks as you make your way down the haunted trail to the ship. With a crew of the Dead we will sail the haunted, eerie waters of Saratoga Lake. If we even make it back alive, warm apple cider is available as well as S’mores to roast on the fire shoreside. Costumes are welcomed! Allow about an hour for the event. Warning: Trail may be dark and unlit, with disturbing scenes and live actors. Stories and tales may be fictional or based on real events. Please decide if this cruise is right for your guests before purchasing tickets. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children, nonrefundable. Cruise on October 26, 27, and 28. at 7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Book your spot online at For more information call 518-956-2626.


A free family event on Saturday, October 27 from Noon – 4 p.m. sponsored by local non-profits to offer a fun trick-ortreating afternoon with games, prizes, balloon art, and a parade down Hudson Avenue. Homemade foods will be available for purchase, bring a food pantry donation as your entry fee if you can. Rain or shine event.


The Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services will be hosting their annual Halloween Family Fun Parade, a fun Fall event complete with a parade, trick or treating and activities for children on Saturday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m. The event is free to Malta resident children and $2 per child for non-residents. Call 518-899-4411.

PARALLELS - “HOLY GHOST STORIES” FAMILY SATURDAY: SPOOKY MASKS Join us on October 27 at 5 p.m. for some Ghost Stories, er, that is “Holy” Ghost Stories as we prepare for Halloween. Come tell a story about how the mysterious presence of God has come into your life. All are welcome to share or to simply listen to stories of how God has appeared in your life through a strange coincidence or should we say “Godincidence.”

Just in time for Halloween, On Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m. we will create our own masks inspired by the masks featured in 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980. We will collage tissue paper and magazine images, and decorate with markers, pom-poms, and paints. Held at the Tang Teaching Museum, located at 815 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Free admission.



Take a bite out of Halloween on October 27 at Saratoga Polo from 6 – 10 p.m. If you thought Halloween was just for kids… then you haven’t heard of the best celebration of the season for adults. The Spirits will flow, the games will glow, and you can party when the sun sets low. Sink your teeth into a nighttime Vampire Brunch featuring a full array of B-Rad’s brunch-fan favorites and a truly Bloody, Bloody Mary Bar. “Trick-orDrink” through a Tasting Maze. Win prizes in the Glow-inthe-Dark Tournament of Champions with lawn games and the Best Costume challenge…or just relax under the stars by the firepits and cigar bar. Please Beware! You must be 21 years old to enter, tickets are just $75 per person. Each ticket includes a ticket to the Bloody Mary Bar and the Vampire Brunch, the Trick-or-Drink Cocktail Tasting Maze, and The Glow-In-The Dark Tournament of Champions! To purchase tickets, go online to Cash bar is also available.


On Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. Hubbard Hall, located at 25 E. Main St., Cambridge will have their annual fundraiser to benefit the Hubbard Hall Scholarship Program. A magical evening of spooky stories, just in time for Halloween. You’ll be sure to get a kick out of these bizarre, sometimes scary, and hilarious stories told by our company of storytellers. General Admission $10, Students 21 and under $5.

2018 SARATOGA DBA FALL FESTIVAL Bring the whole family to celebrate the fall season in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs with fun and games at the 17th Annual Saratoga Downtown Business Association Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Young and old alike will find themselves rediscovering all there is to love about the fall season at this fun-filled free event. This is one event you and your family will not want to miss. All entertainment is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Saratoga Springs DBA at 518-587-3635.

Happy Halloween from Saratoga TODAY!

The Glens Falls Collaborative announces its annual Boo2You Halloween festival to take place Saturday, October 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Children, and their grown-ups, are encouraged to attend in costume to trick or treat and enjoy the festivities. Activities along Glen Street, and in City Park, from 2 to 4 p.m., include trick-or-treating at downtown storefronts and along “candy lane” with guest businesses and organizations, meet and greet with costumed characters, spooky dance performances by local dance schools, and a ‘Fun Zone’ including pony rides, petting zoo and games. A bounce house is offered, courtesy of the Glens Falls Family YMCA, and a costume parade will set off at 3:45 p.m. Boo2You is presented by the Glens Falls Collaborative and sponsored by the Glens Falls BID and the City of Glens Falls. For more information, visit


The National Museum of Dance located at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs is paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking movie. iTheatre Saratoga presents Night of the Living Dead, featuring live drama fused with multimedia production. Racism, mobocracy, and collective panic are still infectious, though transmuted, half a century later and there’s been an outbreak. The enemy is not only among us, it may consume or convert us. Following an upcoming SFX makeup workshop, zombies will roam in October in the National Museum of Dance courtyard. Halloween there... if you dare. Performances are October 28, 30, 31 and November 2 and 3 at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit


Henry Cornell Post 234 Auxiliary will host the annual Halloween party, Saturday, October 27. It will be held at the Legion home located at 23 Pleasant St. from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, creepy crafts and frightening fabulous food. There will be a costume contest with prizes for kids. This event is opened to the community.

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Tang Museum Showcases New Exhibition Oct. 20

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces public events in conjunction with the exhibition Opener 31: Tim Davis — When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas), which is on view from Saturday, Oct.

20 through Jan. 6, 2019. An artist, musician, and writer, Davis’ exhibition features new work, including photographs, video, drawings, sound, and installations that explore the intersections of humor and longing, the ridiculous and the sublime, the

abject and the beautiful. A gallery talk and opening reception takes place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. For more information, please call the Tang’s Visitor’s Services Desk at 518580-8080 or visit the website at

Itheatre Saratoga/CPI presents:

Night Of The Living Dead - Live!

“A Season of Color” - Opening Reception at AMP Gallery Oct. 13

AMP Galleries, located at the Saratoga Marketplace, 454 Broadway, hosts an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 featuring the work of artists Catherine Minnery, Tom Slocum and Eric Seplowitz.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking movie, iTheatre Saratoga presents “Night of the Living Dead,” featuring live drama fused with multi-media production. Racism, mobocracy, and collective panic are still infectious, though transmuted, half a century

later and there’s been an outbreak. The enemy is not only among us, it may consume or convert us Performances take place 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, 30, 31 and Nov. 2-3. Tickets available at: notldlive. For more info visit: www.itheatresaratoga. org or email: itheatresaratoga@

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‘Queen of Cabaret’ Live On The Egg Hosts Free Supper Club Stage Oct. 18 ROCK CITY FALLS — Ella Fitzgerald once called her “the greatest white singer in the world,” and she has made 76 guest appearances on NBC's Tonight Show. Marilyn Maye, who just celebrated her 90th birthday and recently appeared at Lincoln Center, will be performing Oct. 18 at the 801 Supper Club, located at 801 Route 29, Rock City Falls. Born Marilyn Maye McLaughlin in Wichita, Kansas, she began her career as a child, competing in amateur contests in Topeka, Kansas, where her father, a pharmacist, owned a drugstore. She was accompanied on piano by her mother, who had named her daughter for her own favorite entertainer, musical theater star Marilyn Miller. Marilyn Maye brings her Great American Songbook and Classic Broadway show tunes to the 801 Club Thursday. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with Maye hitting the stage at 8. Tickets for the three-course dinner, wine, and show are $75. For more information and tickets, go to:

Performing Arts

Showcase Oct. 15 ALBANY — The Egg will host a free performing arts showcase of music and dance as part of the annual New York State Performing Arts Presenters Fall Arts Conference. This year’s showcase takes place 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 and features Garth Fagan Dance, Maria Muldaur, Bridgman

Packer Dance, Bobby Previte's "Blueprints" Ensemble, and Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact The Egg Box Office at the Empire State Plaza by telephone – 518-473-1845 or online at

Home Made Theater Holds Open Auditions for “A Christmas Story”

Marilyn Maye. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Home Made Theater announces open auditions for their December production of “A Christmas Story,” by Philip Grecian, directed by Jeremy Buechner. Auditions will be held 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, and 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Spa Little Theater in

Saratoga Spa State Park. There are about 20 roles available for actors ages nine and up. In this classic holiday tale, there’s a gift that Ralphie wants more than anything in the world, a Red Ryder 200 shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle, but his parents don’t seem to think it’s such a good idea. Ralphie and his friends make every effort to be on their best behavior in order to impress the adults who wield power over their Christmas destinies, but staying out of trouble isn’t always as easy as it should be. As Christmas draws closer, Ralphie gets increasingly anxious about what surprises (either good or bad) the holiday season will bring. Production dates are weekends, Dec. 7 – 16, with two weekday morning performances on Dec. 11 and 13. Rehearsals will begin in late October. Actors should bring a current photo and resume. Photos cannot be returned. No appointments are necessary for the audition. Actors will read from provided excerpts from the play. For a detailed flyer with character descriptions or questions about the audition, contact HMT at 518-587-4427, or visit their web site at www.

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Saratoga Arts Fall Soirée to honor Mona Golub and James Kettlewell SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Arts will honor Mona Golub and James Kettlewell during its 2018 soiree Nov. 7 at Longfellows Restaurant. Golub is a presenter, producer, and artistic director of the community concert series in Schenectady. She also serves as

vice president of public relations and consumer services for Price Chopper / Market 32 and directs the Golub Foundation. Kettlewell taught art history at Skidmore College from 1957 to 1997 and served as curator of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls for nearly 20 years. He

also was said to first introduce Lena and Bill Spencer to Saratoga Springs, and in 1961 he published “Saratoga Springs, an Architectural History.” The event takes place 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $75 and may be purched online at www.

K Records Founder Calvin Johnson to Perform at Saratoga Arts Oct. 13

Golden Oldies Spectacular Hits Proctors Stage Oct. 20

SCHENECTADY — The Lettermen and Lou Christie co-headline the six-act Golden Oldies Spectacular at Proctor’s Theatre Saturday, Oct. 20. The Lettermen were formed by Tony Butala, who still leads them on stage, in 1959, and produced a string of hits that includes: “Goin out of My Head/ Can’t Take my Eyes off You,” “Up, Up and Away,” “Put your Head on my Shoulder” and “Hurt so Bad.” Co-headliner Lou Christie is renowned for his soaring falsetto

vocal process and became a teen idol, appearing many times on “Where the Action Is” and “American Bandstand” and toured with Dick Clark’s Cavalcade of Stars. Also appearing are Dolores “La La” Brooks, Jimmy Clanton, Bobby Brooks Wilson - the son of the legendary Jackie Wilson- and Ladd Vance, son of Kenny Vance. The event takes place 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and tickets are available now at Proctors box office on State Street, by phone at 518346-6204 or online at

Let’s Be Leonard Showcases New Record during Spa City Run SARATOGA SPRINGS — Calvin Johnson – a prominent figure in the Olympia, Washington music scene since the 1980s – performs at Saratoga Arts Saturday, Oct. 13 with a full band in an all-ages show, presented by Super Dark Collective. Johnson, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, music producer, and disc jockey was a founding member of the bands Cool Rays,

Beat Happening, The Go Team and The Halo Benders. Johnson is also the founder and owner of the influential indie label K Records (now Dub Narcotics) and has been cited as a major player in the beginning of the modern independent music movement. Show time is 9 p.m. and Saratoga Arts is located at 320 Broadway. A word from the

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promoters: There is no cost to come to the show, but we STRONGLY encourage all who attend to please make a donation at the door to help pay for the artist.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Featuring a new album called “Static,” Let’s Be Leonard will perform Oct. 11-13 at The Barrelhouse, 68 Beekman St.

In addition to performing, the band will be screening their film of music-accompanying video release during their three-day Spa City stint.

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week of 10/12 - 10/18 friday, 10/12:

monday, 10/15:

Atmosphere, 7 p.m. @ Upstate Concert Hall — 518.371.0012

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Melissa Etheridge, 7 p.m. @ The Egg — 518.473.1845

Super Dark Monday: A Night of Experimental Hip Hop, 9:30 p.m. @ Desperate Annie’s — 518.587.2455

Lynne Koplitz, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. @ The Comedy Works — 518.275.6897 Jack Williams, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Garland Nelson, 8 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305



(518) 306-4205 10/12/18-10/18/18

ReseRved seating - stadium seating - WheelchaiR accessible Halloween (2018) (R)

THu: 7:00, 9:50

Bad Times aT THe el Royale (R) FiRsT man (PG-13) 2d BTX

FRi - sun & Tue: 9:40 am, 12:50, 4:00, 7:10, 10:20 mon, wed & THu: 12:50, 4:00, 7:10, 10:20 FRi - sun & Tue: 10:00 am, 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10:40 mon, wed & THu: 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10:40 FRi - sun & Tue: 11:00 am, 2:10, 5:20, 8:30 mon, wed & THu: 2:10, 5:20, 8:30

FiRsT man (PG-13) GooseBumPs 2: HaunTed Halloween (PG)

FRi - sun & Tue: 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 mon, wed & THu: 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20 FRi - sun & Tue: 9:50 am, 11:30 am, 1:00, 2:40, 4:10, 5:50, 7:20, 9:10, 10:30 mon, wed & THu: 1:00, 2:40, 4:10, 5:50, 7:20, 9:10, 10:30

a sTaR is BoRn (R) Venom (PG-13)

FRi - sun & mon: 9:55 am, 11:10 am, 12:40, 2:00, 3:30, 4:50, 6:30, 7:40, 9:30, 10:25 mon, wed & THu: 12:40, 2:00, 3:30, 4:50, 6:30, 7:40, 9:30, 10:25

smallFooT (PG)

FRi - sun & Tue: 10:50 am, 1:20, 3:40, 6:20, 8:50 mon, wed & THu: 1:20, 3:40, 6:20, 8:50 FRi & saT: 7:00 Pm wed: 7:00 Pm

Halloween (40TH anniVeRsaRy) (R)

FRi - sun & Tue: 10:45 am, 1:50, 5:00, 7:50, 10:35 mon, wed & THu: 1:50, 5:00, 7:50, 10:35

ColeTTe (R) THe House wiTH a CloCk in iTs walls (PG)

FRi - sun & Tue: 11:50 am, 2:30 mon, wed & THu: 2:30 Pm


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(518) 306-4707 10/12/18-10/18/18

stadium seating - WheelchaiR accessible Halloween (2018) (R)

THu: 7:00, 10:10

Bad Times aT THe el Royale (R)

FRi - sun: 10:10 am, 1:30, 3:40, 7:00, 10:10 mon - THu: 1:30, 3:40, 7:00, 10:10

FiRsT man (PG-13)

FRi - sun: 9:50 am, 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30 mon - THu: 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30 FRi - sun: 10:50 am, 2:00, 3:10, 6:20, 9:30 mon - THu: 2:00, 3:10, 6:20, 9:30

GooseBumPs 2: HaunTed Halloween (PG)

FRi - sun: 10:30 am, 1:20, 4:40, 6:50, 9:20 mon - THu: 1:20, 4:40, 6:50, 9:20

FiRsT man (PG-13) 2d BTX

a sTaR is BoRn (R) Venom (PG-13)

FRi - sun: 9:40 am, 10:40 am, 12:50, 4:00, 6:10, 7:10, 10:20 mon - wed: 12:50, 4:00, 6:10, 7:10, 10:20 THu: 12:50, 4:00, 7:10, 10:20 FRi - sun: 10:20 am, 1:10, 2:10, 5:10, 7:50, 9:40, 10:40 mon - wed: 1:10, 2:10, 5:10, 7:50, 9:40, 10:40 THu: 1:10, 2:10, 5:10, 7:50, 10:40

Tim Olsen Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582

saturday, 10/13: Lynne Koplitz, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. @ The Comedy Works — 518.275.6897 Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 SuperDarkPresents: Calvin Johnson/ Mystery Girl / Eternal Crimes, 9 p.m. @ Saratoga Arts — 518.584.4132 Gratefully Yours, 9 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

tuesday, 10/16: Rochmon Record Club: The Beatles “Revolver,” 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 Phish, 7 p.m. @ Times Union Center — 800.745.3000

wednesday, 10/17: Phish, 7 p.m. @ Times Union Center — 800.745.3000 Vaulted/ Dirt Church/ Phantom Sleeze, 9:30 p.m. @ Pauly’s Hotel — 518.426.0828

Keith Pray Quartet, 9 p.m. @ 9 Maple Avenue — 518.583.2582

Open Mic Night, 9:30 p.m. @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585 Bluegrass Jam with Schroon River String Band, 8 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

sunday, 10/14:

thursday, 10/18:

Walt Michael & Company, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022

Elizabeth Cook with opener, Caleb Caudle, 7 p.m. @ Caffè Lena — 518.583.0022 The Melting Nomads, Gratefully Yours @ Putnam Place — 518.886.9585

South Street Saints, 9 p.m. @ Bailey’s — 518.450.1305

Modest Mouse, 8 p.m. @ Palace Theatre — 800.745.3000

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Puzzles Across 1 Sound check item 4 Barista offering 9 Colon pair 13 Alicia Keys record label 14 Silver and gold 15 “Now I get it” 16 Large server 17 Lacking energy 18 Lean and strong 19 VIPs 21 Famous 23 Take in 24 Gibbs of “The Jeffersons” 26 Pooh pal 27 They catch a lot of waves 31 Ailing 34 Canasta play 36 Deleted 37 Do nothing 38 Modeling material 40 goal 41 “Live” sign 43 “__: Legacy”: sci-fi sequel 44 Blue-roofed restaurant chain 45 Cosmic payback 47 “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!” airer 49 Long-plumed fisher 50 One of the two 54 Photobucket alternative 57 Ice cream brand introduced in 1866 58 Slugger with the most career grand slam HRs 59 “Let’s hear the story!” 62 Big D pro 63 Helpless? 64 1805 Beethoven premiere 65 Egyptian snake 66 Glitch 67 Hang 68 Early video game letters Down 1 Caribbean vacation spot 2 Fast-food pork sandwich 3 Twinges 4 *Dramatic gridiron pass 5 Bass output 6 Hiddleston who plays Loki in “Thor” 7 Cycle starter

See puzzle solutions on page 46

See puzzle solution on page 46 8 Motorcycle cop, perhaps 9 Unvarnished ... or like the ends of the answers to starred clues? 10 Largest Mississippi River feeder by volume 11 Civil wrong 12 __ terrier 14 Giza neighbor 20 *Put in long hours 22 Show off, in a way 24 *Shopping area loiterer 25 “As a result ... “ 28 Flood survivor 29 Pilot, or a prefix with pilot 30 Escalator part 31 One who is often disorderly 32 New Rochelle college

33 Dressed 35 Words on Alice’s cake 39 *”The Vampire Chronicles” novelist 42 Joplin pieces 46 Not for kids 48 Mary-in-mourning sculpture 51 Stud 52 Prepare to start over, perhaps 53 Answers briefly? 54 Free ticket 55 Liver nutrient 56 Pop 57 Screen signal 60 Make a misstep 61 Mauna __

Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling

Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing and speaking, try to make sure you use the right word in the right place with the right spelling. By doing so, its effect will affect your communication in a positive way. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. This Week: Parlay, Parley Parlay means to bet one’s winnings over again. It can also mean to exploit something into something more valuable. He parlayed his blackjack winnings into enough money to pay for all his expenses. Using an infomercial, he parlayed a simple invention into a national bestseller. Parley, as a verb, means to confer with an enemy, to negotiate, or to discuss. The leaders plan to parley their differences in a neutral location. Parley, as a noun, refers to a conference to resolve disagreements or disputes. The two leaders agreed to meet for a parley. Dave Dowling is the author of The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Both books are available from many book retailers, and signed copies can be obtained by contacting Dave at


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by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Thursday, Oct. 4, Saratoga Central Catholic held their 10th annual Saints Spike Out Cancer Match and Fundraiser, otherwise known as Pink Day, against Schuylerville in a non-league match. The Saints won 3-1, scores: 25-20, 24-14, 23-25, 25-22. Highlights for the Saints: 10-2 overall and 9-1 league; Elise Browell 13 service points, 3 aces,

29 assist; Kennedy Murphy 14 kills, 1 assist; MaryClare Pikus 7 kills, 1 block, 5 digs; Grace O’Reilly 18 service points, 3 aces, 9 kills; Molly O’Reilly 10 service points, 3 aces; Annie Naughton 5 service points, 2 aces. Highlights for the Black Horses: Jada Clarke 5 kills, 4 blocks; Averi Doyle 37 assist; Eva Drohobycky 13 digs; Marylee Haviland 6 kills; Emma Tyler 7 digs. A fundraiser was also held with a bake sale.

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by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — Chris Veitch, a freshman at Saratoga Springs High School, has been a star polo athlete for the last four years and is even playing for the Yale intercollegiate team this year from October through March after they recruited him. After meeting Cuko Escapite, a polo player, at the Saratoga Polo Association through his grandmother, Annamaria Bonar and taking a lesson with Escapite, Veitch became enamored with the sport. “I like the fact that you get to do a lot [with the sport]. You get to meet cool people and it’s fun to play. It’s a tough sport. The most challenging thing is learning how to start and there

are a lot of rules that are involved with it,” Veitch said. Veitch plays polo on his own horse, Honey, whom he purchased in April of this year. She is housed at Bloomfield Farms. “We had owned a horse before Honey, but he wasn’t good

[at polo] so then we went to Florida to buy another pony and we sold him,” he explained. Veitch does not play any other sports. He is happy to be in high school instead of middle school now, because he is enjoying

having more “independence.” He cites his parents and his grandmother, Annamaria Bonar, as his biggest supporters in his polo journey. His grandmother even pays for most of his polo dues. Veitch worked at the Saratoga Polo Association this summer,

grooming the horses and helping the players get ready. He plans to play polo as a career. “There are a lot of opportunities that polo creates for jobs as well, between the people you meet and the fact that you can say you play polo,” he stated.



Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018





League games and matches this week are as follows:



FRIDAY, 10/12


■ Saratoga vs. Schenectady 7 p.m. at Saratoga ■ Ballston Spa vs. South Glens Falls 7 p.m. at Ballston Spa ■ Schuylerville vs. Johnstown 7 p.m. at Schuylerville

FRIDAY, 10/19 ■ Saratoga vs. Shenendehowa 7 p.m. at Shenendehowa.

Soccer FRIDAY, 10/12

SATURDAY, 10/13 ■ Saratoga vs. Queensbury 3 p.m. at Queensbury

MONDAY, 10/15 ■ Saratoga vs. Niskayuna 4:15 p.m. at Niskayuna ■ Schuylerville vs. Hadley Luzerne 6 p.m. at Hadley Luzerne ■ Saratoga Central Catholic vs. Cambridge 4:15 p.m. at Cambridge

WEDNESDAY, 10/17 ■ Saratoga vs. Averill Park 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga

■ Schuylerville (Boys) vs. Tamarac 4:30 p.m. at Tamarac

■ Ballston Spa vs. Guilderland 4:15 p.m. at Guilderland


■ Schuylerville vs. Queensbury 6 p.m. at Schuylerville

■ Saratoga (Girls) vs. Shaker 1 p.m. at Shaker ■ Ballston Spa (Girls) vs. Colonie 11 a.m. at Colonie ■ Schuylerville (Girls) vs. Guilderland 11 a.m. at Guilderland ■ Saratoga Central Catholic (Girls) vs. Shaker 1 p.m. at Shaker

Volleyball FRIDAY, 10/12 ■ Schuylerville vs. Hudson Falls 6 p.m. at Hudson Falls

■ Saratoga Central Catholic vs. Stillwater 4:15 p.m. at Spa Catholic

FRIDAY, 10/19 ■ Saratoga vs. Shaker 4:15 p.m. at Saratoga ■ Schuylerville vs. Glens Falls 6 pm. at Schuylerville

Field Hockey FRIDAY, 10/12 ■ Saratoga vs. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 4:15 p.m. at Neutral Location

*All information subject to change due to weather.

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Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

Saratoga CSD Varsity Golf SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Saratoga Springs took the Section II Class A Golf Championship at McGregor Links Country Club, shooting 290 to win the team title over Albany Academy’s 315.

St. Michael’s College Volleyball The Saint Michael’s College women’s volleyball team lost 3-1 to 2017 NCAA Tournament qualifier Saint Anselm College on Tuesday before taking Merrimack College to five sets

and falling 3-2 on Thursday. Both matches were in Northeast-10 Conference play. First-year Grace Fornabia, of Saratoga Springs/ Saratoga Central Catholic, had six kills and a block.



Saratoga Field Hockey Saratoga at Nisky - Oct. 5 Scores made by: Kylie Folts; Lindsay Frank (3), one assisted by Katelyn Ginley; Haley Waghorn. 5-0 Toga

Saratoga at Glens Falls - Oct. 8 Scores made by: Haley Waghorn assisted by Lindsay Frank; Lindsay Frank assisted by

Anna Dennett; Lindsay Frank assisted by Olivia Vukelic; Haley Waghorn; Grace Sablich assisted by Katelyn Ginley. 5-0 Toga

Spa Catholic Volleyball SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Central Catholic hosted Hoosic Valley in league play Saints won 3-0; scores 25-22,25-19,25-21. Highlights for the Saints: 10-1 league, 11-2 overall; Elise

Browell 9 service points, 2 aces, 23 assist; MaryClare Pikus 4 kills, 5 digs Kennedy Murphy 5 kills, 4 digs; Grace O’Reilly 12 service points, 4 aces, 8 kills, 4 digs; Molly O’Reilly 10 service

points, 6 aces, 3 digs. Highlights for the Indians: 3-9 league, 3-10 overall; Samantha Finkle 3 kills, 1 ace; Shannon Brown 3 kills, 5 assist; Olivia Smith 3 kills, 1 ace.

Oliver Huss Featured on American Ninja Warrior Junior SRYMCA Over 50 Basketball SPRINGS — competitions. The local ninja League 2018-2019 Announcement OliverSARATOGA Huss, 9, whose family garage and the city of Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Regional YMCA Over 50 Basketball League will begin its 13th season. Signups are now open at the Membership Desk of any SRYMCA Branch, or online for YMCA Members at srymca. org. New Player Evaluation will be

October 17, First Game schedule for October 31. Games are played Wednesday nights. Dues are $130 for members and $260 for non-members. Sponsors and Team Captains are needed. For additional info call Paige Minear at 518-583–YMCA (9622), ext 120.

owns Saratoga Ninja Garage, will be featured on the brand-new season/show American Ninja Warrior Junior. Huss was cast for the show after submitting videos in his local garage and becoming a nationally ranked ninja star through

Springs has hosted the TV show’s most famous stars, and now boast their very own local ninja celebrity. You can watch Huss compete to be the first American Ninja Warrior Junior Champion on Universal Kids, premiering October 13 at 7 p.m.

Oliver Huss. Photo provided



Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018

COMMUNITY SPORTS BULLETIN Another Great Year for Falling Leaves 5K in Ballston Spa BALLSTON SPA — On Saturday, October 6, nearly 200 runners/walkers participated in the 12th Annual Falling Leaves 5K Charity Run in Ballston Spa. Committee organizers estimate that over $7,000 will again be donated to the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition (VCHC). VCHC’s mission is to “provide housing and support services to all homeless military veterans and their families and to advocate on behalf of all military veterans and their families and to provide housing opportunities for low income households.” The funds raised at the Falling Leaves 5K will go specifically toward the Vet House and Guardian House in Ballston Spa. The Committee thanks the 33 5K sponsors and local businesses that contributed gift certificates for the run participants totaling $1,550.

The Dance Alliance of the Capital Region is Pleased to Announce Two New Scholarship Opportunities for 2019 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Pat and Sven Peterson Dance Scholarship will be offering a Winter/

Spring Scholarship as well as the annual Summer scholarship. The deadline to apply for the Winter/Spring scholarship is Sunday, November 18, 2018. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, December 3, 2018. The scholarship funds must be used for a dance intensive program between December 26, 2018 - June 20, 2019. The Summer scholarship application deadline is Sunday, April 28, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, May 20, 2019. The scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a dance workshop or intensive. The scholarship is given on the basis of the applicant’s past dance experience and potential to make a contribution in dance to the applicant’s local dance community or to the field of dance in general. Preference is given to those who are in the Capital District and those who have not recently received a scholarship from the Dance Alliance. You must be a current student member of the Dance Alliance, grade 7 through sophomore year in college.

Blue Streaks Hall of Fame Inductions SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District will honor five outstanding individuals for their extraordinary contributions to athletics during the 2018 Blue Streak Athletic Hall

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of Fame induction ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 12, in the Robert Meade Teaching Auditorium at Saratoga Springs High School. The program was established to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters. This year’s inductees are Brianne Bellon, Claudia Didziulis, Rory Pedrick, Bill Scott, and Lawrence Youngblood. A committee composed of current and former coaches, high school administrators, community members and current and retired athletic directors reviewed the nominations and selected the honorees. A trophy case in the lobby of the “blue gym” will hold plaques in honor of the Hall of Fame members. For additional information about the inductees, visit www.

Therapy Dogs Needed at Lake Avenue School SARATOGA SPRINGS — Lynn O’Rourke, a reading specialist at Lake Avenue School, runs a reading program with therapy dogs in her classroom. With only two dogs this year, O’Rourke is looking for more that are certified to read with the students. Contact Lynn O’Rourke at or call 518-584-3678.

Recreation Deptartment Fall Happenings Volleyball: Due to closure of the Recreation Center, the volleyball program will be at a different location. Please visit and click on programs/volleyball for updated information. Willie Davis will once again bring his knowledge and love of the sport to the court for the Fall volleyball clinic. The volleyball clinic runs through Oct 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. Everyone age 8-14 is welcome to attend. The volleyball clinic provides skill development while teaching rules and strategies to become a better volleyball player. Water and sneakers are needed. Pickleball League: Due to closure of the Recreation Center, the Pickleball League has been cancelled. Refunds will be given. The Recreation Center apologizes for any inconvenience. Basketball: Basketball registration is on! Early Bird registration ends October 9! The Center will keep you informed of the locations of our Basketball program this season. Intro to Ice Skating: Join the early Fall Intro to Ice Skating session and get a jump on the season! Registrations are going on now for early Fall and Fall. Early Bird registration for Fall is open through Nov 5.

Week of October 12 – October 18, 2018



Spina Bifida Doesn’t Stop Steve Remis by Lori Mahan Saratoga TODAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS — From 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, Steve Remis will be using his brand-new hand cycle to take on the 18th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge at Spa State Park. This will be Remis’ second Great Pumpkin Challenge and the first race he’s done with his new handcycle. Remis, 47, began racing via his hand cycle in 2016, the year in which he did a whopping six races. “I don’t believe in the words ‘can’t or don’t.’ After doing all of the races I’ve done, I don’t feel like anything is impossible.” Remis says, of all components of his life, not just racing. Paralyzed from the waist down from Spina Bifida, Remis carries on. “I have an upper body that is like King Kong,” he said.

Remis does 10Ks using a handcycle, which is a humanpowered land vehicle powered by the arms rather than the legs. “My assistant manager and I, from my group home, would take one of the vans and drive each course, so I would know where the hills were. My old handcycle had no power, just three speeds. It went down to two because I lost second gear. I don’t know how that happened,” he laughed. Remis’ sister purchased a new handcycle for him this year, “to the tune of four-thousand dollars,” and now he is ready to race again. His new handcycle has five speeds, reverse, a parking brake, and a hand brake. “I surprise people because they think I’m going to do the 5k and I’m like ‘5k? no, 10k!’ I’ve had people collapse in shock. That was with my old hand cycle which was like 40 years old,” he explained.

Remis’ first handcycle was purchased for him in 1978 by his mother after she saw an ad for one in the newspaper. He had been using a six-wheeled vehicle called a Well-Rider that was as low as a car’s headlights. He used that handcycle until just recently, it lasted 40 years. All of the money raised through The Great Pumpkin Challenge goes back into the programs and services provided by Saratoga Bridges, so Remis and his friends are directly affected by this race. “[Racing is] very fulfilling, I enjoy it and have enjoyed it for the last few years that I’ve done it. It was a no-brainer, I’m doing The Great Pumpkin Challenge again this year,” Remis said. He was hesitant about The Great Pumpkin Challenge at first though, because he hasn’t raced at all this year, then when he learned he was getting his new handcycle via

Remis with his sister and his new handcycle. Photo provided.

the mail on time, he was ready to go. “Back in 2016 I said, ‘I don’t race to win, I race to finish.’ so as long as I get across the finish line,” he said.

All of the money raised through The Great Pumpkin Challenge goes back into programs and services provided by Saratoga Bridges.

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